Beipiaopterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Beipiaopterus lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Beipiaopterus fossil was discovered in 2003.

Quick facts about Beipiaopterus:

  • Existed from 129.4 million years ago to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Beipiaopterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • J.-C. Lü. 2002. Soft tissue in an Early Cretaceous pterosaur from Liaoning Province, China. Memoir of the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum 1:19-28