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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 brevirostris, Pterodactylus cirinensis, Pterodactylus crocodilocephaloides, Pterodactylus kochi, Pterodactylus lavateri, Pterodactylus longirostris, Pterodactylus medius, Pterodactylus meyeri, Pterodactylus micronyx, Pterodactylus nettecephaloides

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