Ctenochasma elegans Wagner 1861 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Alternative combination: Pterodactylus elegans

Synonyms: Ctenochasma gracile Oppel 1862, Pterodactylus pulchellus Meyer 1859

Belongs to Ctenochasma according to B. Andres et al. 2014

See also Bennett 2007, Bennett 2013, Jouve 2004, Unwin 2003 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Ctenochasma porocristata, Ctenochasma roemeri, Ctenochasma taqueti

Type specimens:

  • Ctenochasma elegans: BSPG 1875.XIV.501. Its type locality is Eichstätt [Solnhofener Plattenkalk], which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofener Plattenkalk Formation of Germany.
  • Ctenochasma gracile:
  • Pterodactylus pulchellus: Its type locality is Eichstätt [Solnhofener Plattenkalk], which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofener Plattenkalk Formation of Germany.

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution: found only at Eichstätt [Solnhofener Plattenkalk]

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