Zhejiangopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Zhejiangopterus lived during the Late Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Zhejiangopterus fossil was discovered in 1994.

Quick facts about Zhejiangopterus:

  • Existed from 83.5 million years ago to 70.6 million years ago
  • Lived in a quarry
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Had a body mass of approximately 9290 g
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Zhejiangopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Z. Cai and F. Wei. 1994. Zhejiangopterus linhaiensis (Pterosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous of Linhai, Zhejiang, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 32(3):181-194