Scansoriopteryx was a (unknown). It lived in the Jurassic/Cretaceous period and inhabited Asia. Its fossils have been found in places such as Liaoning (China).

Quick facts about Scansoriopteryx:

  • Existed from 129.4 million years ago to 125 million years ago
  • Lived in a arboreal habitat
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Scansoriopteryx was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Q. Ji and Z.-X. Luo. 2002. The earliest known eutherian mammal. Nature 416:816-822