Huanhepterus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Huanhepterus lived during the Late Jurassic and resided in Asia. The first Huanhepterus fossil was discovered in 1982.

Quick facts about Huanhepterus:

  • Existed from 139.8 million years ago to Albian Age
  • Lived in a marine environment
  • Was a piscivore
  • Could fly
  • Only one specimen has been found by paleontologists

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

Huanhepterus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • Z. Dong. 1982. On a new Pterosauria (<i>Huanhepterus quingyangensis</i> gen. et sp. nov.) from Ordos, China. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 20(2):115-121