What is a pterosaur?
Tapejarids of the Santana Formation
by Julio Lacerda
This long-nosed pterosaur fished in the ancient Atlantic Ocean.
This jay-sized filter-feeding pterosaur lived alongside famous feathered dinosaurs in a temperate forest in what is now northeastern China.
This Chinese pterosaur was an aerial fisher in lakes and rivers 125 million years ago.
Brazil's Faxinalipterus is the earliest known pterosaur, and also the smallest.
This cat-sized crested pterosaur had no teeth, but ate almost anything.
Tiny Liaodactylus is the earliest known filter-feeding pterosaur.
The only known fossil of Arambourgiania was found by chance near the side of a railway in the 1940s. It represents one of the first discoveries of an azhdarchid, and one of the largest of all known pterosaurs.
This Early Jurassic pterosaur hunted ancient seas with teeth perfect for grasping slippery prey.
Maaradactylus was a long-toothed fish-eating pterosaur with crests near the end of its snout that lived in northeastern Brazil 110 million years ago.