BH Staff | October 1, 2022

Age and Locality: Middle Jurassic, Liaoning Province.

Fenghuangopterus lived in the mid-Jurassic period about 160 million years ago and belonged to the subfamily Anurognathinae of the family Dsungaripteridae. Its skull is short with large antorbital fenestrae, and it has 11 teeth in the upper jaw that are vertical and widely spaced. Fossils of Anurognathinae are mostly found in the late Jurassic fossil beds, while the fossils of Fenghuangopterus were discovered in the mid-Jurassic strata.