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Pterodactylus antiquus Soemmerring 1812 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 156644

Alternative combination: Ornithocephalus antiquus

Full reference: S. T. Soemmerring. 1812. Über einen Ornithocephalus [On an Ornithocephalus]. Denkschriften der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 3:89-158

Belongs to Pterodactylus according to B. Andres et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Pterodactylus arningi, Pterodactylus brancai, 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: TM 10341, a skeleton. Its type locality is Eichstätt [Solnhofener Plattenkalk], which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofener Plattenkalk Formation of Germany.

Ecology: volant piscivore