Preondactylus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Preondactylus lived during the Late Triassic and resided in Europe. The first Preondactylus fossil was discovered in 1983.

Quick facts about Preondactylus:

  • Existed from 215.56 million years ago to 205.6 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Preondactylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Wild. 1984. A new pterosaur (Reptilia, Pterosauria) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) of Fruili, Italy. Gortania - Atti del Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale 5:45-62
  • F. M. Dalla Vecchia. 1991. Note sulla stratigrafia, sedimentologia e paleontologia della Dolomia di Forni (Triassico Superiore) nella Valle del Rio Seazza (Preone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia) [Note on the stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology of the Dolomia di Forni (Upper Triassic) of the Rio Seazza Valley (Preone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia)]. Gortania - Atti del Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale 12(90):7-30