Plataleorhynchus was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Plataleorhynchus lived during the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous and resided in Europe. The first Plataleorhynchus fossil was discovered in 1995.

Quick facts about Plataleorhynchus:

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

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

Plataleorhynchus was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • S. C. B. Howse and A. R. Milner. 1995. The pterodactyloids from the Purbeck Limestone Formation of Dorset. Bulletin of the Natural History Musuem, London (Geology) 51(1):73-88