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Pterodactylus micronyx Meyer 1856 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 164691

Synonyms: Ornithocephalus redenbacheri Wagner 1851 (no. 365099), Pterodactylus redtenbacheri Wagner 1851 (no. 365109)

Belongs to Pterodactylus according to D. M. Unwin 2003

Sister taxa: Pterodactylus antiquus, Pterodactylus arningi, Pterodactylus brancai, Pterodactylus cirinensis, Pterodactylus dubius, Pterodactylus giganteus, Pterodactylus kochi, Pterodactylus lavateri, Pterodactylus longirostris, Pterodactylus maximus, Pterodactylus medius, Pterodactylus primus, Pterodactylus propinquus, Pterodactylus secundarius, Pterodactylus spectabilis, Pterodactylus umbrosus

Type specimens:

  • Pterodactylus micronyx: ELTE 1859, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Solnhofen, which is in a Tithonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Solnhofen Formation of Germany.
  • Ornithocephalus redenbacheri:

Ecology: volant piscivore