Pterodaustro was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Pterodaustro lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in South America. The first Pterodaustro fossil was discovered in 1970.

Quick facts about Pterodaustro:

  • Existed from 125 million years ago to Albian Age
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Pterodaustro was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. F. Bonaparte. 1978. El Mesozoico de America de Sur y sus Tetrapodos [The Mesozoic of South America and its tetrapods]. Opera Lilloana 26:1-596
  • J. F. Bonaparte and T. M. Sánchez. 1975. Restos de un pterosaurio, Puntanipterus globosus de la Formación La Cruz, Provincia de San Luis, Argentina [Remains of a pterosaur, Puntanipterus globosus from the La Cruz Formation, San Luis Province, Argentina]. Actas del Primer Congreso Argentino de Paleontologia y Bioestratigrafia, Tucumán 2:105-113