Sericipterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Sericipterus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Asia. The first Sericipterus fossil was discovered in 2010.

Quick facts about Sericipterus:

  • Existed from Oxfordian Age to 157.3 million years ago
  • Lived in a ridge
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Sericipterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • B. Andres and J. M. Clark. 2010. A new rhamphorhynchid pterosaur from the Upper Jurassic of Xinjiang, China, and the phylogenetic relationships of basal pterosaurs. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(1):163-187