10 New images Up loaded

New image

"Tow form teeth"

old vershion

Dimorphodon macronyx

Naming person...R.Owen / 1859


Wing span about 1.4m long@^Late Triassic ^England

"beak snout"

Ramphorhynchus intermedius

Naming person...H.von.Meyer / 1847


Wing span 1.7m long@^Middle-Late Jurassic^Germany


"Different lizard "


Describer:.. Doderlein/ 1923


Wing span 0.5m long@^Late Jurassic^Germany

New image

"true Dimorphodon"


Describer : Zambelli/1973

Distribution:Zorzino limestones, Cene, Italy


Wingspan = 1 m/Skull length = 6 cm

@Eudimorphodon is the oldest in the pterosaur discovered. It had the long tail which has two kinds of teeth of the form where it differed for preying on a fish or an insect, and has a lozenge-like flap at a tip.

New image

"hairy demon"

Sordes pilosus

Describer :Sharov, 1971


southern Kazakhstan

Age: Late Jurassici150 million years agoj


The discovered fossil showed having had feathers and the body of SORUDESU was covered with the thick fur. It seems that however, the mammalian fur was close to the feathers which were different and developed from the skin in which@Scale grew. It is thought from this that the pterosaur was a warm-blooded animal.

New image

"jaw lizard"

Gnathosaurus subulatus

Describer: von Meyer, 1834

Distribution: Southern Germany


TiSize: Skull length = 28cm. Wingspan estimate = 1.7 m.

Age: Late Jurassici150 million years agoj


The fragment of Skull and the partial bone are discovered. Since there are no less than 130 thin teeth at the tip of the beak on a spoon, it is thought that a shrimp, small fish, etc. were filtered, caught and eaten.

New image

hCeara fingerh


Describer: Leonardi & Borgomanero^ 1983

Distribution: Santana Formation, northeastern Brazil


Skull length estimate= 57cm. Wingspan unknown


Cearadactylus is a medium-sized pterosaur.

However, I do not have data in addition to the partial fossil of a head.

This pterosaur was discovered in the KEARA state of Brazil.

The direction put on (Pterodactylinae) may say this pterosaur rather than it seems that it had Beak with

a random stake-like tooth (Pteranodontoidea).

It seems that it had preyed on fishes from dental form.


New image

"Wing of the South"

Pterodaustro guinazui

Describer: Jose Bonaparte^1970

Late Jurassic`Early Cretaceous PeriodWing span@130‚ƒ‚

The pterosaur discovered in Argentina. the snout which curved upwards -- the thin tooth which became like a mustache was located in a line with the part Probably they are considered to have filtered water through the tooth and to have eaten small fish, the crustacea, an aquatic insect, etc.

"Quetzalcoatl (feathered serpent god of the Aztecs)"

Quetzalcoatlus northoropi

Describer :Lawson / 1975


Wing span 12m long^ Late Cretaceous^Texas U.S.A

Quetzalcoatlus was the largest flying animal ever found.

It had hollow bones, was lightly built, and had a small body.

Even though it was very big, it probably weighed only about 135 kg .

" old devil"

Anhanguera santanae

Describer :Campos & Kellner / 1985


Wing span 4m long@^Early Cretaceous^Brazil

New image

"night lizard"

Old version@N.Gracilis

Nyctosaurus. SP

Describer :.O.C.Marsh / 1876


Wing span 3m long@^Cretaceous^Kansas U.S.A

It is the pterosaur considered that Nyctosaurus@was flying the ocean top in Kansas in Late@Cretaceous.

It is thought that Gracilis of@TYPE SPECIE@had a crest more modest than the crest of Pteranodon, some data of the fossil ofNyctosaurus@like [ recently ] this image is seen.

This pterosaur with the too much wild crest is what thing to be, although my imaginative power is stimulated.

"Junggar wing"

Dsungaripterus Weii

Describer :Young / 1964


Wing span 3.5m long^Early Cretaceous^China

"Tupuxuara (a familiar spirit)"

Tupuxuara leonardii (male?)

Describer :.Kellner & Campos/1988


Wing span 5.5m long^Early Cretaceous/Brazil

"the old being"

Tapejara wellnhoferi

Describer :A.W.A.Kellner/‚P‚X‚W‚X


Wingspan -up to 5 m long^Late Cretaceous^North eastern Brazil

Three kinds of strange skulls of the shape are left.

It models along the skull in only the type species about the way of picturing.


Tapejara@ imperator

Describer :.Kellner/1989


Wingspan unknown/skull length 80cm/ Late Lower Cretaceous


As for Tapejara, three kinds of strange skulls of the shape are discovered but it is wellnhoferi that is made a type specimen.

However, it is this type that gives the image which has unification most when I picture.

The display of the head odd

New image

"gigantic bird hand"

@Ornithocheirus @giganteus

Describer :Seeley, 1869

Brazil, England

Wingspan - up to 12 metres

The fossil with fragmentary Ornithocheirus is discovered in various parts of Europe.

The kind also sets an unknown kind and goes up to a considerable number. Giganteus is the largest in it.

However, only the fossil with this kind of fragmentary most is left behind.



Pteranodon "wing without teeth"


@Species P. ingens (the type specis), P. eatoni, P. marshi, P. occidentalis, P. oregonensis, P. sternbergi, P. walkeri.

Pteranodons lived during the late Cretaceous period and died out about 65 million years ago.

They were flying pterosaurs that were about@1.8 m long, had 7.8 m wingspread, and weighed about 35 poundsD

They had no teeth and they had large brains and good eyesight.

Some pteranodons had long, light-weight, bony crests on their heads that may have acted as a rudder or stabilizer when flying, or may have been a sexual characteristic.

They were carnivores. They ate fish , mollusks, crabs, insects, or scavenged dead animals on land.

They may have hunted like modern-day pelicans, scooping fish out of the water and swallowing them whole

when I imagine it from the shape of the bill of them .





Pteranodon ingens
Pteranodon sternbergi
@New image


(c) 1977|2002 M.Shiraishi --All Rights Reserved