Qinglongopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Qinglongopterus lived during the Middle Jurassic and resided in Asia. The first Qinglongopterus fossil was discovered in 2012.

Quick facts about Qinglongopterus:

  • Existed from Bathonian Age to 150.8 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Qinglongopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J. Lü. 2009. A new non-pterodactyloid pterosaur from Qinglong County, Hebei Province of China. Acta Geologica Sinica 83(2):189-199