Tapejara was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Tapejara lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in South America. The first Tapejara fossil was discovered in 1989.

Quick facts about Tapejara:

  • Existed from 112.03 million years ago to 109 million years ago
  • Lived in a ridge
  • Was a frugivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Tapejara was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • L. I. Price. 1971. A presença de Pterosauria no Cretáceo Inferior da Chapada do Araripe, Brasil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 43:451-461