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Comodactylus ostromi Galton 1981 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 139627

Full reference: P. M. Galton. 1981. A rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur from the Upper Jurassic of North America. Journal of Paleontology 55(5):1117-1122

Belongs to Rhamphorhynchoidea according to K. Carpenter et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Comodactylus, Eudimorphodontidae, Rhamphinion, Scaphognathidae

Type specimen: YPM 9150, a limb element (right fourth metacarpal IV). Its type locality is Quarry 9, Como Bluff (YPM), which is in a Kimmeridgian/Tithonian fluvial-lacustrine mudstone/sandstone in the Morrison Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: volant piscivore