Sordes was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Sordes lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Asia. The first Sordes fossil was discovered in 1971.

Quick facts about Sordes:

  • Existed from 163.5 million years ago to 152.1 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Sordes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • A. N. Riabinin. 1948. Zametka o letayushchem yashchere iz yury Kara-Tau [Note about a flying reptile from the Jurassic of Kara-Tau]. Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta Akademiy Nauk SSSR 1:86-93