Pterodactylus antiquus Soemmerring 1812 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Alternative combination: Ornithocephalus antiquus

Full reference: S. T. Soemmerring. 1812. Über einen Ornithocephalus [On an Ornithocephalus]. Denkschriften der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 3:89-158

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

See also Bennett 2013, Hay 1902, Headden and Campos 2014, Holl 1829, Kemp 1999, Soemmerring 1812 and Unwin 2003

Sister taxa: Pterodactylus arningi, Pterodactylus brancai, Pterodactylus cirinensis, Pterodactylus dubius, Pterodactylus giganteus, Pterodactylus kochi, Pterodactylus lavateri, Pterodactylus longirostris, Pterodactylus maximus, Pterodactylus medius, Pterodactylus micronyx, Pterodactylus propinquus, Pterodactylus secundarius, Pterodactylus spectabilis, Pterodactylus umbrosus

Type specimen: TM 10341, a skeleton. 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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