Pterofiltrus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Pterofiltrus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Pterofiltrus fossil was discovered in 2011.

Quick facts about Pterofiltrus:

  • Existed from 130 million years ago to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Pterofiltrus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Z.-H. Zhou and X.-L. Wang. 2000. A new species of Caudipteryx from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning, northeast China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38(2):111-127