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

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