Dendrorhynchoides was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Dendrorhynchoides lived during the Late Jurassic or Early Cretaceous and resided in Asia. The first Dendrorhynchoides fossil was discovered in 1999.

Quick facts about Dendrorhynchoides:

  • Existed from 167.7 million years ago to 122.46 million years ago
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a insectivore
  • Could fly
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Dendrorhynchoides was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • X. Wang and Y. Wang. 1998. Stratigraphic sequence and vertebrate-bearing beds of the lower part of the Yixian Formation in Sihetun and neighboring area, western Liaoning, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 36(2):81-101
  • J. Lü. 2009. A new non-pterodactyloid pterosaur from Qinglong County, Hebei Province of China. Acta Geologica Sinica 83(2):189-199