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Ptenodactylus microdon

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Taxonomy
Ptenodactylus microdon was named by Seeley (1869). Its type specimen is CAMSM B54486, a partial skull (Premaxilla), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Cambridge Greensand [non-specific locality data], which is in an Albian open shallow subtidal marl in the West Melbury Marly Chalk Formation of the United Kingdom.

It was recombined as Ornithocheirus microdon by Seeley (1870); it was recombined as Lonchodectes microdon by Hooley (1914), Unwin (2001) and Unwin (2003); it was recombined as Lonchodraco microdon by Rodrigues and Kellner (2013).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Ptenodactylus microdon Seeley
1870Ornithocheirus oweni Seeley
1870Ornithocheirus huxleyi Seeley p. 116
1870Ornithocheirus microdon Seeley p. 116
1914Lonchodectes microdon Hooley
2001Lonchodectes microdon Unwin
2003Lonchodectes microdon Unwin p. 145
2013Lonchodraco microdon 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
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
genusPtenodactylus
speciesmicrodon

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: volanto
Diet: piscivoreo
Created: 2009-01-04 11:38:30
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:39:23
Source: o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Padian 1985, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009
Collections
No collection or age range data are available