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Pterodactylus giganteus

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Taxonomy
Ornithocephalus giganteus was named by Bowerbank (1846). Its type specimen is 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), and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Culand Pits, Burham, which is in a Cenomanian/Turonian basinal (carbonate) chalk/marl in the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Lonchodraco.

It was recombined as Pterodactylus giganteus by Bowerbank (1846); it was recombined as Pterodactylus giganteus by Zittel (1890); it was recombined as Lonchodectes giganteus by Unwin (2001) and Unwin (2003); it was recombined as Lonchodraco giganteus by Rodrigues and Kellner (2013).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1819Ornithocephalus giganteus Oken
1846Ornithocephalus giganteus Bowerbank p. 8
1846Pterodactylus giganteus Bowerbank p. 8
1890Pterodactylus giganteus Zittel p. 792
2001Lonchodectes giganteus Unwin
2003Lonchodectes giganteus Unwin p. 145
2013Lonchodraco giganteus Rodrigues and Kellner

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
Macronychoptera
NovialoideaKellner 2003
Lonchognatha
Monofenestrata
genusPterodactylusCuvier 1809
speciesgiganteus()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available