Elopteryx was a carnivore. It lived in the Cretaceous period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as Caraș-Severin (Romania).

Quick facts about Elopteryx:

  • Existed from Campanian Age to 66 million years ago
  • Lived in a marsh
  • Was a carnivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Elopteryx was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • B. F. Nopcsa. 1897. Vorläufiger Bericht über das Auftreten von oberer Kreide im Hátszeger Thale in Siebenbürgen [Preliminary report on the occurrence of the Upper Cretaceous in the Hátszeg Valley in Transylvania]. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Geologischen Reichsanstalt, Wien 1897:273-274
  • E. Kessler and D. Grigorescu. 2005. Elopteryx revisited-A new bird-like specimen from the Maastrichtian of the Hateg Basin (Romania). Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae 5:249-258