Lonchodraco giganteus Bowerbank 1846 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria - Lonchodraconidae

Alternative combinations: Lonchodectes giganteus, Pterodactylus giganteus

Full reference: J. S. Bowerbank. 1846. On a new species of pterodactyl found in the Upper Chalk of Kent (P. giganteus). Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 2:7-8

Belongs to Lonchodraco according to T. Rodrigues and A. W. A. Kellner 2013

Sister taxa: Lonchodraco machaerorhynchus, Lonchodraco microdon

Type specimen: BMNH 39412 (lectotype), a partial skeleton (Anterior portions of the rostrum and mandible, incomplete scapulocoracoid, proximal ends of the humerus and ulna, and a partial wing phalanx). Its type locality is Culand Pits, Burham, which is in a Cenomanian/Turonian basinal (carbonate) chalk/marl in the United Kingdom.

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution: found only at Culand Pits, Burham

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