Ornithodesmus Seeley 1887 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1887. On a sacrum, apparently indicating a new type of bird, Ornithodesmus cluniculus, Seeley, from the Wealden of Brook. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 43:206-211

Parent taxon: Ornithocheiroidea according to D. M. Unwin and J. Lü 1997

See also Blows 1998, Brodkorb 1978, Carroll 1988, Murry et al. 1991, Naish and Martill 2007, Nopcsa 1928, Ruiz-Omeñaca and Canudo 2003, Seeley 1887, Varricchio 1997 and Zittel 1890

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

Subtaxa: Ornithodesmus cluniculus

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Type: Ornithodesmus cluniculus

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution: found only at Pevensey Pit, Ashdown Brickworks (Conglomerate Bed) (Cretaceous of the United Kingdom)

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