Fun Feilongus Facts For Kids

Moumita Dutta
Oct 20, 2022 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Mar 28, 2022
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This dinosaur from the Ctenochasmatidae family was different from other animals of the pterosaur diversity since, unlike them, the Feilongus did not exist in Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems. The first specimen of this animal was described and named in 2005 by Zhou Zhonghe, Wang Xiaolin, Alexander Kellner, and Diogenes de Almeida Campos.

The second one was discovered recently in 2014 at a place called Gonggao.

Feilongus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Feilongus'?

It is pronounced as 'Fee-long-us'. It translates to 'flying dragon'.

What type of dinosaur was a Feilongus?

This dinosaur can be classified as a pterosaur diversity. These pterosaurs belonged to the Ctenochasmatidae family.

In which geological period did the Feilongus roam the Earth?

They roamed the Earth during the Barremian–Aptian age of the Late Cretaceous period. This was in contrast to other animals of the pterosaur diversity who belonged to the Early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems.

When did the Feilongus become Extinct?

This pterosaur perhaps became Extinct when the Late Cretaceous period ended.

Where did Feilongus live?

Fossil shows that these pterosaurs were residents of the Yixian Formation in the Beipiao region of Liaoning, China.

What was the Feilongus's habitat?

The habitat of these birds is comprised of basalt and siliciclastic formations.

Who did the Feilongus live with?

It is not known whether the animals of the Feilongus genus were social or solitary.

How long did a Feilongus live?

The lifespan of this genus is not known.

How did they reproduce?

This genus from China reproduced through oviparous methods that are by laying eggs.

Feilongus Fun Facts

What did the Feilongus look like?

Their specimen consisted of a skull and a lower jaw. The fossil of this animal shows a couple of bony crests on the skull. One was in the middle portion of their snout, while the second crest traced backward from its skull with a rounded leading edge.

The animal had an overbite meaning the upper part of its beak overlapped the lower part since its upper jaws were 10% longer than its lower jaws. They had needle-shaped teeth. The number of teeth varied among the specimens.

The Feilongus wingspan suggests that it was a big dinosaur.

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How many bones did a Feilongus have?

It is not known exactly how many bones they had.

How did they communicate?

Dinosaurs communicated through sound, smell, vision, body language, and chemical signals.

How big was the Feilongus?

The wingspan of this species was 8 ft (2 m) long. This was almost two times the wingspan of a Volgadraco. The skull measured about 15-15.7 in (390-400 mm).

How fast could a Feilongus move?

It is unknown how fast Feilongus could move.

How much did a Feilongus weigh?

The weight of this pterosaur remains unknown.

What were the male and female names of the species?

Both sexes of this species are called dinosaurs.

What would you call a baby Feilongus?

A baby dinosaur is called a hatchling or nestling.

How aggressive were they?

These animals were somewhat aggressive and predatory since they preyed on fish and had sharp teeth.

Did You Know…

Since the social behavior of this animal is not known, no analysis shows if they were greedy.

The scientific name Feilongus youngi pays tribute to Yang Zhongjian who was a Chinese paleontologist.

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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