What is a pterosaur?
One of the earliest pterosaur species named, Diopecephalus kochi lived alongside the earliest discovered pterosaur Pterodactylus and the earliest known bird Archaeopteryx.
Arthurdactylus is named for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose novel “The Lost World” envisioned a land of living dinosaurs and pterosaurs on the same Brazilian plateau where its fossils were discovered.
This fragmentary pterosaur from Argentina was initially thought to be a small meat-eating dinosaur.
This large dsungaripterid had fewer teeth than most of its relatives.
One of the first pterosaurs found in Brazil’s Araripe Basin is also one of its most mysterious.
Hongshanopterus was one of several pterosaurs that were terrestrial predators in an ancient Chinese forest.
The distinctive flat-fronted snout of this English pterosaur shows similarities to its closest relatives from Texas and Morocco.
Aralazhdarcho hunted near the shore of an ancient sea covering most of southern and western Europe.
Even though the only known specimen is incomplete and partially forged, Yixianopterus is one of the best-known lonchodectids.