Ornithocheirus Seeley 1869 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Synonyms: Cimoliornis Owen 1846, Criorhynchus Owen 1874 [objective synonym], Palaeornis Mantell 1835

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1869. Index to the Fossil Remains of Aves, Ornithosauria, and Reptilia, from the Secondary System of Strata, Arranged in the Woodwardian Museum of the University of Cambridge. Deighton, Bell, and Co, Cambridge 1-143

Parent taxon: Ornithocheiroidea according to B. Andres et al. 2014

See also Bennett 1989, Carroll 1988, Delair 1958, Fastnacht 2001, Galton 1994, Gervais 1852, Howse and Milner 1995, Murry et al. 1991, Rodrigues and Kellner 2013, Seeley 1869, Seeley 1881, Unwin 2001, Unwin 2003, Van Den Broeck 1900, Veldmeijer 2002, Wellnhofer 1980, Wild 1990, Williston 1903, Young 1964 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Anhanguera, Anhangueridae, Azhdarchoidea, Brasileodactylus, Cearadactylus, Euornithocheira, Guidraco, Istiodactylus, Liaoningopterus, Lonchodectes, Longchengpterus, Ludodactylus, Nurhachius, Ornithodesmus, Piksi, Pteranodontoidea, Tropeognathus

Subtaxa: Ornithocheirus simus Ornithocheirus wiedenrothi

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Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Congo-Kinshasa (1 collection), France (2), Germany (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 9 collections including 11 occurrences

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