Aptian stage is a faunal stage of the Early Cretaceous epoch in the geologic timescale, that extends from 125.0 ± 1.0 Ma to 112.0 ± 1.0 Ma (million years ago), approximately. The Aptian stage succeeds the Barremian stage and precedes the Albian stage, all in the same epoch.

Invertebrate Fauna






















Vertebrate Fauna





*Jinanichthys longicephalus
*Lycoptera davidi
*Lycoptera muroii
*Peipiaosteus pani
*Protosephurus liui
*Sinamia zdanskyi



*Araripedactylus dehmi
*Araripesaurus castilhoi
*Arthurdactylus conandoylei
*Boreopterus cuiae
*Brasileodactylus araripensis
*Cearadactylus atrox
*Chaoyangopterus zhangi
*Dsungaripterus weii
*Dsungaripterus brancai
*Eoazhdarcho liaoxiensis
*Eopteranodon lii
*Gegepterus changi
*Haopterus gracilis
*Hongshanopterus lacustris
*Huaxiapterus benxiensis
*Huaxiapterus corollatus
*Huaxiapterus jii
*Istiodactylus latidens
*Istiodactylus sinensis
*Jidapterus edentus
*Liaoningopterus gui
*Liaoxipterus brachyognathus
*Longchengpterus zhaoi
*Ludodactylus sibbicki
*Nemicolopterus crypticus
*Nurhachius ignaciobritoi
*Ornithocheirus simus
*Ornithocheirus mesembrinus
*Pricesaurus megalodon
*Sinopterus dongi
*Sinopterus gui
*Tapejara navigans
*Tapejara wellnhoferi
*Thalassodromeus sethi
*Tropeognathus mesembrinus
*Tropeognathus robustus
*Tupandactylus imperator


Geologic Formations

Antlers Formation, Cedar Mountain Formation, Cloverly Formation, Elrhaz Formation, Jiufotang Formation, Little Atherfield, Mazong Shan, Potomac Formation, Santana Formation, Twin Mountains Formation, Xinminbao Group, Yixian Formation

ee also

* List of fossil sites "(with link directory)"


* [http://www.stratigraphy.org/geowhen/stages/Aptian.html The International Commission on Stratigraphy]

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