Caelestiventus hanseni Britt et al. 2018 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria - Dimorphodontidae

Full reference: B. B. Britt, F. M. Dalla Vecchia, D. J. Chure, G. F. Engelmann, M. F. Whiting and R. D. Scheetz. 2018. Caelestiventus hanseni gen. et sp. nov. extends the desert-dwelling pterosaur record back 65 million years. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2:1386-1392

Belongs to Caelestiventus according to B. B. Britt et al. 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: BYU 20707, a partial skeleton (the left maxilla fused with the jugal, the right maxilla, the right nasal, the fused frontoparietals, the right and left mandibular rami, the right terminal win). Its type locality is Saints & Sinners Quarry, BYU loc. 1442, which is in a Triassic interdune sandstone/claystone in the Nugget Sandstone Formation of Utah.

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution: found only at Saints & Sinners Quarry, BYU loc. 1442

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