Lonchodectes platystomus Seeley 1870 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Alternative combination: Ornithocheirus platystomus

Synonyms: Ornithocheirus daviesi Owen 1874, Ornithocheirus daviesii Owen 1874, Pterodactylus daviesii Owen 1874

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1870. The Ornithosauria: an elementary study of the bones of pterodactyles, made from fossil remains found in the Cambridge Upper Greensand, and arranged in the Woodwardian Museum of the University of Cambridge, Deighton, Bell & Co, Cambridge

Belongs to Lonchodectes according to D. M. Unwin 2003

See also Lydekker 1888, Owen 1874, Unwin 2001 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Lonchodectes compressirostris, Lonchodectes machaerorhynchus, Lonchodectes microdon

Type specimens:

  • Lonchodectes platystomus: Its type locality is Cambridge Greensand [non-specific locality data], which is in an Albian open shallow subtidal marl in the West Melbury Marly Chalk Formation of the United Kingdom
  • Pterodactylus daviesii: BMNH 43074, a mandible (Partial mandible). Its type locality is Folkestone pterosaurs, which is in an Albian marine horizon in the Gault Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: volant piscivore


• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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