Rhamphinion was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Rhamphinion lived during the Early Jurassic and resided in North America. The first Rhamphinion fossil was discovered in 1984.

Quick facts about Rhamphinion:

  • Existed from Sinemurian Age to 182.7 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Rhamphinion was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • K. Padian. 1984. Pterosaur remains from the Kayenta Formation (?Early Jurassic) of Arizona . Palaeontology 27(2):407-413