Fun Siroccopteryx Facts For Kids

Joan Agie
Aug 18, 2022 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Apr 04, 2022
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Siroccopteryx facts are fun to read.

Are you interested in dinosaurs?

Then here we have all the information on Siroccopteryx. The species name of Siroccopteryx is Siroccopteryx moroccensis.

These dinosaurs were a species of large pterosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period. The only fossil of these pterosaurs that were found was a part of their jaw.

Siroccopteryx Interesting Facts

How do you pronounce 'Siroccopteryx'?

The phonetic pronunciation of 'Siroccopteryx' is 'Ser-occ-op-trix'.

What type of dinosaur was a Siroccopteryx?

Siroccopteryx was a species of anhanguerid pterosaur that belonged to the genus of Siroccopteryx and the family of Anhangueridae.

In which geological period did the Siroccopteryx roam the Earth?

Siroccopteryx roamed the Earth during the Albian-Cenomanian age in the late Cretaceous period.

When did the Siroccopteryx become extinct?

It's not known when exactly Siroccopteryx became extinct.

Where did Siroccopteryx live?

The Siroccopteryx fossil found by paleontologists has been discovered near Ksar es Souk. Hence, this Pterosaur possibly lived in Morocco, North Africa.

What was the Siroccopteryxs' habitat?

These Pterosaur species were terrestrial dinosaurs, so they lived on land.

Who did the Siroccopteryx live with?

It's not known if Siroccopteryx lived solitary lives or in groups.

How long did a Siroccopteryx live?

The exact lifespan of this Pterosaur is not known.

How did they reproduce?

Siroccopteryx we're oviparous in nature, so they used to lay eggs.

Siroccopteryx Fun Facts

What did the Siroccopteryx look like?

Siroccopteryx were flying reptiles that had bat-like wings. They had a non-compressed snout and front teeth. They also had a narrow and long muzzle and an elongated large terminal part.

Siroccopteryx were large in size.

How many bones did a Siroccopteryx have?

Paleontologists have been able to find the partial Siroccopteryx fossil, including parts of their jaw with some teeth.

How did they communicate?

It's not known how Siroccopteryx communicated with each other.

How big was the Siroccopteryx?

The average wingspan of a Siroccopteryx was 13-16.4 ft (4-5 m). Their wingspan was slightly shorter than Santanadactylus, whose wingspan was about 19 ft or 5.8 m.

How fast could a Siroccopteryx move?

It's not known at what speed these pterosaurs could move.

How much did a Siroccopteryx weigh?

Siroccopteryx weighed about 37.5 lb (17 kg) on average.

What were the male and female names of the species?

Males and females of the species had no specific names.

What would you call a baby Siroccopteryx?

A baby Siroccopteryx was called juvenile.

How aggressive were they?

It's not known if Siroccopteryx were aggressive in nature or not.

Did You Know…

The holotype fossil of the Siroccopteryx that was made was made up of a jaw with teeth. Descriptions upon research suggested, the Pterosaur probably had some disease was caused by dental abscesses.

Upon analysis, they were included in the Ornithocheiridae family in 2019. It was later declared that they were more closely related to the genus Tropeognathus and genus Ornithocheirus.

Siroccopteryx were piscivore in nature, and fed only on the marine animal.

*We've been unable to source an image of Siroccopteryx and have used an image of Nanyangosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Siroccopteryx, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

*We've been unable to source an image of Siroccopteryx and have used an image of Nanyangosaurus instead. If you are able to provide us with a royalty-free image of Siroccopteryx, we would be happy to credit you. Please contact us at hello@kidadl.com.

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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