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Pterosauromorpha

Reptilia -

Taxonomy
Pterosauromorpha was named by Padian (1997). It is not extant. It was considered monophyletic by Nesbitt (2011).

It was assigned to Ornithodira by Nesbitt (2011).

Sister taxa
Pterosauria (syn. Ornithosaurii, Pterodactyli)

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Pterosauromorpha Padian
2011Pterosauromorpha Nesbitt p. 207 fig. 52

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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
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
S. J. Nesbitt 2011The most inclusive clade containing Pterodactylus antiquus Soemmerring, 1812, but not Passer domesticus Linnaeus, 1758
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Maximum body mass: 544 kgs
Minimum body mass: 259 kgs
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Created: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Modified: 2017-04-17 15:16:03
Source: s = species, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Witton 2008, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Alaunian to the top of the Late/Upper Maastrichtian or 215.56000 to 66.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 212.0 Ma

Collections (675 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Poland (Opole) Pterosauria indet. (61449)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5United Kingdom (Scotland) Scleromochlus taylori (57948)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3USA (Utah) Dimorphodontidae indet. (183201)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Greenland (East Greenland) Eudimorphodon sp. (26995)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (New Mexico) Pterosauria indet. (83740)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Argentina (San Juan) Pterosauria indet. (182613 182614)
Norian228.0 - 208.5USA (Arizona) Pterosauria indet. (39160)
Alaunian215.56 - 212.0Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia) Eudimorphodon rosenfeldi (83417) Eudimorphodon sp. (83361) Preondactylus buffarinii (83392) Pterosauria indet. (83396) Pterosauria indet., Preondactylus buffarinii (83370)
Alaunian215.56 - 212.0Italy (Lombardia) Eudimorphodon ranzii (36377) Eudimorphodon ranzii, Pterosauria indet., Peteinosaurus zambelli, Carniadactylus rosenfeldi (59639)
Alaunian215.56 - 212.0Luxembourg (Diekirch) Eudimorphodon sp. (56047)
Alaunian - Sevatian215.56 - 205.6Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia) Austriadactylus cristatus, Preondactylus buffarinii (83471) Eudimorphodon sp. (83418 83421)
Sevatian212.0 - 205.6Italy (Lombardia) Eudimorphodon ranzii (94207)
Sevatian212.0 - 205.6Austria (Tirol) Eudimorphodon ranzii (83351)
Sevatian212.0 - 205.6Austria (Tyrol) Austriadactylus cristatus (68334)
Sevatian - Rhaetian212.0 - 201.3Switzerland (Canton Grisons) Caviramus schesaplanensis (87875) Raeticodactylus filisurensis (87874)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3France (Lorraine) Eudimorphodon sp. (36106 92109)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3United Kingdom (England) Pterosauria indet. (13175 13176 13183)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Luxembourg Eudimorphodon sp. (67895)
Rhaetian208.5 - 201.3Switzerland (Schaffhausen) Eudimorphodon sp. (51235) Pterosauria indet., Eudimorphodon sp. (47803)
Hettangian201.3 - 199.3United Kingdom (England) Dimorphodon macronyx (91706)