Protarchaeopteryx was a herbivore/omnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Liaoning (China).

Quick facts about Protarchaeopteryx:

  • Existed from 130 million years ago to Aptian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a omnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Protarchaeopteryx was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Q. Ji and S.-A. Ji. 1997. [Protarchaeopteryx gen. nov.—a new genus of Archaeopterygidae in China]. Chinese Geology 238(3):38-41