Pterodactylus micronyx Meyer 1856 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Alternative combination: Aurorazhdarcho micronyx

Synonyms: Ornithocephalus redenbacheri Wagner 1851, Pterodactylus redtenbacheri Wagner 1851

Belongs to Pterodactylus according to D. M. Unwin 2003

See also Bennett 2013, Winkler 1886 and Zittel 1890

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

Type specimens:

  • Pterodactylus micronyx: ELTE 1859, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Solnhofen, which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Ornithocephalus redenbacheri:

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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