Germanodactylus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Germanodactylus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Europe. The first Germanodactylus fossil was discovered in 1964.

Quick facts about Germanodactylus:

  • Existed from Kimmeridgian Age to 145 million years ago
  • Lived in a limestone
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • 5 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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

Germanodactylus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • D. Fuchs and H. Keupp. 2003. New records of soft parts of Muensterella scutellaris Muenster, 1842 (Coeloidea) from the Late Jurassic plattenkalks or Eichstãtt and their significance for octobrachian relationships. Berliner Paläobio. Abh. 3:101-111
  • M. T. Young and M. B. Andrade. 2009. What is Geosaurus? Redescription of Geosaurus giganteus (Thalattosuchia: Metriorhynchidae) from the Upper Jurassic of Bayern, Germany. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 157(3):551-585
  • F. X. Mayr. 1973. Ein neuer Archaeopteryx-Fund [A new Archaeopteryx find]. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 47(1/2):17-24