Raeticodactylus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. The first Raeticodactylus fossil was discovered in 2008.

Quick facts about Raeticodactylus:

  • Existed from 212 million years ago to 201.3 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Raeticodactylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Stecher. 2008. A new Triassic pterosaur from Switzerland (Central Austroalpine, Grisons), Raeticodactylus filisurensis gen. et sp. nov. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 101(1):185-201