†unranked clade Ornithocheiridae Seeley 1870 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria - Ornithocheiridae

Alternative spellings: Ornithocheirinae, Ornithocheirinae

Synonyms: Criorhynchidae Hooley 1914, Pteranodontinae Williston 1892

Parent taxon: Pterodactyloidea according to T. Rodrigues and A. W. A. Kellner 2013

See also Andres and Myers 2013, Bakker 1986, Carroll 1988, Delair 1958, Kuhn 1946, Lee 1994, Martill and Unwin 2011, Nopcsa 1928, Roxo 1937, Unwin 2003, Unwin and Lü 1997, Unwin and Martill 2007, Wang and Zhou 2006, Young 1964 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Anhangueria, Araripedactylus, Araripedactylus dehmi, Araripesaurus castilhoi, Archaeopterodactyloidea, Ardeadactylus, Belonochasmatidae, Cearadactylidae, Dermodactylus montanus, Doratorhynchus validus, Dsungaripteroidea, Eupterodactyloidea, Herbstosaurus, Kryptodrakon, Lonchodraconidae, Lophocratia, Mesadactylus, Ningchengopterus, Nyctosauridae, Nyctosaurus, Ornithocheirus brachyrhinus, Ornithocheirus bunzeli, Ornithocheirus carteri, Ornithocheirus crassidens, Ornithocheirus dentatus, Ornithocheirus enchorhynchus, Ornithocheirus eurygnathus, Ornithocheirus oxyrhinus, Ornithocheirus scaphorhynchus, Ornithocheirus tenuirostris, Ornithocheirus xyphorhynchus, Ornithodesmidae, Osteornis, Pteranodontia, Pteranodontoidea, Pterodactylus fittoni, Pterodactylus grandipelvis, Pterodactylus grandis, Pterodactylus longipes, Pterodactylus sagittirostris, Pterodactylus woodwardi, Santanadactylus pricei, Tendaguripteridae, Titanopterygiidae, Wenupteryx

Subtaxa: Aetodactylus Araripesaurus Arthurdactylus Barbosania Caulkicephalus Coloborhynchus Dermodactylus Mythunga

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Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Australia (3 collections), Brazil (3), France (1), Japan (1), Morocco (4), the Russian Federation (3), Spain (2), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (13), United States (2: Texas)

Total: 33 collections including 36 occurrences

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