Rhamphocephalus bucklandi Meyer 1832 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria - Rhamphorhynchidae

Alternative combinations: Pterodactylus bucklandi, Rhamphorhynchus bucklandi

Synonyms: Pterodactylus aclandi Owen 1874, Pterodactylus duncani Owen 1874, Pterodactylus kiddi Owen 1874

Full reference: H. v. Meyer. 1832. Palaeologica zur Geschichte der Erde und ihrer Geschöpfe; Verlag von Siegmund Schmerber, Franfurt am Main 1-560

Belongs to Rhamphocephalus according to D. M. Unwin 2003

See also Buckland 1858, Huxley 1859, Owen 1861, Owen 1874, Seeley 1880, Seitz 1907, Unwin 1996 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Rhamphocephalus depressirostris, Rhamphocephalus prestwichi

Type specimens:

  • Rhamphocephalus bucklandi: Its type locality is Stonesfield Slate quarries, which is in a Bathonian marginal marine sandstone in the Taynton Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom
  • Pterodactylus aclandi: Its type locality is Stonesfield Slate quarries, which is in a Bathonian marginal marine sandstone in the Taynton Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Pterodactylus duncani: Its type locality is Stonesfield Slate quarries, which is in a Bathonian marginal marine sandstone in the Taynton Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Pterodactylus kiddi: Its type locality is Stonesfield Slate quarries, which is in a Bathonian marginal marine sandstone in the Taynton Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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