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Pterodactylus brancai Reck 1931 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 110756

Alternative combination: Dsungaripterus brancai

Full reference: H. Reck. 1931. Die deutschostafrikanischen Flugsaurier [The German East African pterosaurs]. Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Abteilung B: Geologie und Paläontologie 7:321-336

Belongs to Pterodactylus according to D. M. Unwin and W. D. Heinrich 1999

Sister taxa: Pterodactylus antiquus, Pterodactylus arningi, Pterodactylus cirinensis, Pterodactylus dubius, Pterodactylus giganteus, Pterodactylus kochi, Pterodactylus lavateri, Pterodactylus longirostris, Pterodactylus maximus, Pterodactylus medius, Pterodactylus micronyx, Pterodactylus primus, Pterodactylus propinquus, Pterodactylus secundarius, Pterodactylus spectabilis, Pterodactylus umbrosus

Type specimen: MB.R.2842, MB.R.2848, a limb element (tibiotarsus and wing-phalanx). Its type locality is Tendaguru quarry MD, which is in a Tithonian estuary/bay sandstone in the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania.

Ecology: volant piscivore