Archaeopteryx lithographica Meyer 1861 (avialan)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

Alternative combinations: Archeopteryx lithographica, Archeopteryx lithographicus

Synonyms: Archaeopteryx bavarica Wellnhofer 1993, Archaeopteryx macroura Owen 1862, Archaeopteryx macrura Owen 1862, Archaeopteryx oweni Petronievics 1921, Archaeopteryx recurva Howgate 1984, Archaeopteryx siemensi Dames 1897, Archaeopteryx siemensii Dames 1897, Archaeornis siemensi Dames 1897, Archaeornis siemensii Dames 1897, Archeopteryx macrurus Owen 1862, Griphosaurus problematicus Woodward 1862, Jurapteryx recurva Howgate 1984, Pterodactylus crassipes Meyer 1857, Wellnhoferia grandis Elzanowski 2001

Full reference: H. v. Meyer. 1861. [Die Feder von Solenhofen] [The feather of Solnhofen]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefakten-Kunde 1861:678-679

Belongs to Archaeopteryx according to S. Zhou et al. 2013

See also Bennett 2008, Bever and Norell 2009, Bonde 1996, Brodkorb 1978, Burnham et al. 2000, Charig 1985, Chatterjee 1991, Chiappe 2002, Chiappe and Calvo 1994, Dames 1897, Ellenberger 1974, Elzanowski 2001, Gishlick and Gauthier 2007, Howgate 1985, Huxley 1868, Ji and Ji 1997, Ji and Ji 1997, Lambrecht 1933, Li et al. 2010, Lü and Zhang 2005, Makovicky and Norell 1998, Maryanska et al. 2002, Mayr et al. 2007, Meyer 1857, Meyer 1861, Norell and Makovicky 1997, Norell and Makovicky 1999, Norell et al. 2000, Norell et al. 2009, Novas 1996, Osmolska 1981, Ostrom 1970, Ostrom 1985, Owen 1862, Owen 1864, Padian 2004, Paul 1988, Perle et al. 1993, Petronievics 1927, Senter et al. 2004, Senter and Robins 2003, Swinton 1934, Talent et al. 1966, Turner et al. 2007, Van Den Broeck 1900, Vogt 1879, Wellnhofer 1988, Wellnhofer and Röper 2005, Wetmore 1960, Winkler 1886, Xu and Han 2010 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxon: Archaeopteryx albersdoerferi

Type specimens:

  • Archaeopteryx lithographica: feather, an other (feather)
  • Archaeopteryx bavarica:
  • Archaeopteryx macrura: BMNH 37001 (London Specimen), a skeleton (complete skeleton with feathers and digestive contents). Its type locality is Langenaltheim quarry, which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Archaeopteryx oweni:
  • Archaeornis siemensii: HMN 1880 (Berlin specimen), a skeleton (complete skeleton with feathers). Its type locality is Blumenberg quarry, Eichstätt, which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Griphosaurus problematicus:
  • Jurapteryx recurva: Its type locality is Workerszell, Eichstätt, which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Pterodactylus crassipes: Teyler Museum 6928 and 6929, a partial skeleton (partial skeleton with left manus, gastralia, both femora, pubes, tibiae, fibulae, and wing feather impressions). Its type locality is Jachenhausen quarry, Kelheim, which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal limestone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Wellnhoferia grandis: BSP 1999, a skeleton (nearly complete skeleton missing portions of the neck, tail, backbone, and head). Its type locality is Altmühl Valley Archaeopteryx (6th specimen), which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.

Ecology: volant piscivore-insectivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Germany (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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