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Ornithodesmus cluniculus Seeley 1887 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 66728

Full reference: H. G. Seeley. 1887. On a sacrum, apparently indicating a new type of bird, Ornithodesmus cluniculus, Seeley, from the Wealden of Brook. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 43:206-211

Belongs to Troodontidae according to S. C. B. Howse and A. R. Milner 1993

Sister taxa: Almas, Archaeornithoides, Borogovia, Bradycneme, Byronosaurus, Euronychodon, Geminiraptor, Gobivenator, Heptasteornis, Hesperornithoides, Jianianhualong, Jinfengopteryx, Koparion, Laelaps cristatus, Laelaps laevifrons, Liaoningvenator, Linhevenator, Mei, Pectinodon, Philovenator, Saurornithoides, Sinornithoides, Sinovenator, Sinovenatorinae, Sinusonasus, Talos, Tochisaurus, Troodon, Troodontinae, Xixiasaurus, Zanabazar

Type specimen: BMNH R187, a set of postcrania (synsacrum). Its type locality is Brook pterosaurs (PROXY), which is in a Barremian/Aptian crevasse splay conglomerate/mudstone in the Wessex Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: volant piscivore