Thalassodromeus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Thalassodromeus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in South America. The first Thalassodromeus fossil was discovered in 2002.

Quick facts about Thalassodromeus:

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

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

Thalassodromeus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. C. Martins Neto and A. W. A. Kellner. 1988. Primeiro registro de pena na Formacao Santana (Cretaceo inferior), Bacia do Araripe, nordeste do Brasil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias 60:61-68