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Ornithocheirus nobilis Owen 1870 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 159622

Alternative combination: Pterodactylus nobilis

Full reference: R. Owen. 1870. Monograph of the Fossil Reptilia of the Liassic Formations. Palaeontographical Society Monographs 27:41-81

Belongs to Pterosauria according to S. C. Sweetman and D. M. Martill 2010

Sister taxa: Aidacharidae, Antipus, Archaeopteryx vicensensis, Arcticodactylus, Austriadactylus, Austriadraconidae, Campylognathoides indicus, Campylognathoididae, Caviramus, Daohugoupterus, Eurolimnornis, Eurolimnornis corneti, Laopteryx, Laopteryx priscus, Macronychoptera, Ornithocephalidae, Ornithocheirus hilsensis, Ornithochirus, Palaeocursornis, Preondactylus, Ptenodactylus brachyrhinus, Ptenodactylus capito, Ptenodactylus crassidens, Ptenodactylus dentatus, Ptenodactylus enchorhynchus, Ptenodactylus eurygnathus, Ptenodactylus macrorhinus, Ptenodactylus oxyrhinus, Ptenodactylus platystomus, Ptenodactylus polyodon, Ptenodactylus scaphorhynchus, Ptenodactylus tenuirostris, Pteraichnidae, Pteranodontes, Pterodactyli, Pterodactyloidea, Pterodactylus curtus, Pterodactylus hopkinsi, Pterodactylus huxleyi, Pterodactylus oweni, Pterodactylus primus, Pterodactylus suprajurensis, Rhamphorhynchoidea, Rhamphorhynchus jessoni, Rhamphorhynchus manselii, Rhamphorhynchus pleydellii, Scaphognathoidea, Scleromochlus, Sharivopterygia, Tribelesodontoidea, Wukongopteridae, Ptenodactylus

Type specimen: BMNH 36552, a limb element (Fragment of phalanx). Its type locality is "Wealden", 'Pterodactylus/Ornithocheirus nobilis' type site, which is in a Barremian terrestrial horizon in the Wessex Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: volant piscivore