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Liaoningopterus was a pterosaur that existed during the Early Cretaceous period. Its partial fossil remains were excavated from China.

According to research studies, these creatures were piscivores and captured their prey easily with their sharp teeth and pointed snout. Their head was small, compared to its body, which was quite elongated.

Read on to learn more about this species.

Fun Liaoningopterus Facts For Kids

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What were their main threats?

Natural disasters

Where were they found?

Wetlands and aquatic habitats











Scientific Name

Liaoningopterus gui

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Liaoningopterus Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Liaoningopterus'?

Liaoningopterus is pronounced as 'Lee-ow-ning-op-teh-rus'.

What type of dinosaur was a Liaoningopterus?

These creatures were pterodactyloid pterosaurs, which were classified under the Anhangueridae family.

In which geological period did the Liaoningopterus roam the Earth?

These pterosaurs existed during the Early Cretaceous period.

When did the Liaoningopterus become extinct?

The Liaoningopterus species became extinct about 145 million years ago.

Where did Liaoningopterus live?

Their fossils were excavated from China.

What was the Liaoningopteruss' habitat?

These pterodactyloid pterosaurs with sharp teeth in the upper jaws and lower jaws suggest that they were piscivores, and therefore, inhabited the wetlands and nearby water bodies.

Who did the Liaoningopterus live with?

Several scientific studies reveal that pterosaurs lived in groups.

How long did a Liaoningopterus live?

The exact life span of this species is not known.

How did they reproduce?

The Liaoningopterus reproduced by laying eggs, that were rounded and amniotic.

Liaoningopterus Fun Facts

What did the Liaoningopterus look like?

According to the studies on the specimen of vertebra and skull, these species had an elongated body with a protruded snout. Their snout crest was symmetrical and the upper jaw edge was quite straight. Conical and curved teeth were present in their upper jaws and lower jaws.

Liaoningopterus possessed a sharp protruding snout.

How many bones did a Liaoningopterus have?

Due to a lack of fossil evidence, we are unable to provide the exact information on the number of bones these animals had. The fossils retrieved included a postcranial skeleton and a partial skull.

How did they communicate?

They communicated vocally and visually.

How big was the Liaoningopterus?

Liaoningopterus length is not known.

How fast could a Liaoningopterus move?

The vertebrate paleontology of the pterosaurs suggests that they had large wings but we do not know how many. However, the exact flying speed is not known. Their neck helped them to navigate during flight. This was quite special about this animal.

How much did a Liaoningopterus weigh?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide the weight of this species due to a lack of information.

What were the male and female names of the species?

There are no names given to the male and female dinosaur species.

What would you call a baby Liaoningopterus?

A baby dinosaur may be called a hatchling.

How aggressive were they?

Even though they survived on fish and were not meat-eater, we can assume that these creatures were aggressive in nature.

Did You Know…

Liaoningopterus species were known to possess the longest teeth that were ever seen in a pterosaur, which was about 3.2 in (8.1 cm), the maximum height recorded in the upper jaw.

*We've been unable to source an image of Liaoningopterus and have used an image of Ankylosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Liaoningopterus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

*We've been unable to source an image of Liaoningopterus and have used an image of Lesothosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Liaoningopterus, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at [email protected]

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Moumita Dutta

Moumita is a multilingual content writer and editor. She has a PostGraduate Diploma in sports management, which enhanced her sports journalism skills, as well as a degree in journalism and mass communication. She's good at writing about sports and sporting heroes. Moumita has worked with many soccer teams and produced match reports, and sports is her primary passion.

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