Pteranodon sternbergi Harksen 1966 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Alternative combinations: Geosternbergia sternbergi, Pteranodon (Sternbergia) sternbergi

Synonym: Pteranodon (Occidentalia) eatoni Miller 1971

Full reference: J. C. Harksen. 1966. Pteranodon sternbergi, a new fossil pterodactyl from the Niobrara Cretaceous of Kansas. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 45:74-77

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

See also Bennett 1994, Harksen 1966, Kellner 2010, Miller 1971, Schoch 1984, Unwin 2003 and Vila Nova et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Ornithocheirus harpyia, Ornithocheirus umbrosus, Pteranodon (Longicepia), Pteranodon (Occidentalia), Pteranodon (Sternbergia), Pteranodon comptus, Pteranodon longiceps, Pterodactylus ingens, Pterodactylus occidentalis, Pterodactylus oweni, Pterodactylus velox

Type specimens:

  • Pteranodon sternbergi: SMM 5426, a skull. Its type locality is 1 mile W of Bogue, which is in a Coniacian/Santonian offshore horizon in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.
  • Pteranodon (Occidentalia) eatoni: YPM 1179, a skull. Its type locality is near Castle Rock, which is in a Coniacian/Santonian offshore chalk in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution: found only at 1 mile W of Bogue

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