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Palaeornis cliftii Mantell 1844 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 149366

Alternative combination: Ornithocheirus cliftii

Belongs to Azhdarchoidea according to T. Rodrigues and A. W. A. Kellner 2013

Sister taxa: Cretornis, Dsungaripteridae, Eopteranodon, Europejara, Microtuban, Nemicolopterus, Neoazhdarchia, Ornithostoma, Protazhdarchidae, Vectidraco

Type specimen: BMNH 2353 and 2353a, a limb element (Proximal and distal components of an almost complete left humerus). Its type locality is Cuckfield (general) [BMNH], which is in a Valanginian/Hauterivian terrestrial horizon in the Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: volant piscivore