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Pterodactylus maximus Reck 1931 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 148389

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 brancai, Pterodactylus cirinensis, Pterodactylus dubius, Pterodactylus giganteus, Pterodactylus kochi, Pterodactylus lavateri, Pterodactylus longirostris, Pterodactylus medius, Pterodactylus micronyx, Pterodactylus primus, Pterodactylus propinquus, Pterodactylus secundarius, Pterodactylus spectabilis, Pterodactylus umbrosus

Type specimen: MB.R.2844, a set of limb elements (Large right ulna). Its type locality is Tendaguru quarry B, which is in a Tithonian estuary/bay marl in the Tendaguru Formation of Tanzania.

Ecology: volant piscivore