Phosphatodraco was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Phosphatodraco lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in Africa. The first Phosphatodraco fossil was discovered in 2003.

Quick facts about Phosphatodraco:

  • Existed from Maastrichtian Age to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

All the Phosphatodraco illustrations below were collected from the internet. Enjoy and explore:

Phosphatodraco was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Pereda Suberbiola and N. Bardet. 2003. A new azhdarchid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco. In E. Buffetaut, J.-M. Mazin (eds.), Evolution and Palaeobiology of Pterosaurs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 217:79-90
  • N. R. Longrich and D. M. Martill. 2018. Late Maastrichtian pterosaurs from North Africa and mass extinction of Pterosauria at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. PLoS Biology 16(3):e2001663:1-38