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Parapsicephalus purdoni Newton 1888 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 143942

Alternative combinations: Dorygnathus purdoni, Scaphognathus purdoni

Full reference: E. T. Newton. 1888. On the skull, brain and auditory organ of a new species of pterosaurian (Scaphognathus purdoni) from the Upper Lias near Whitby, Yorkshire. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 179:503-537

Belongs to Parapsicephalus according to B. Andres et al. 2014

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Its type locality is Loftus, which is in a Toarcian offshore shale in the Alum Shale Formation of the United Kingdom

Ecology: volant piscivore