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Darwinopterus modularis Lü et al. 2010 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria

PaleoDB taxon number: 157946

Full reference: J. Lü, D. M. Unwin, X. Jin, Y. Liu, and Q. Ji. 2010. Evidence for modular evolution in a long-tailed pterosaur with a pterodactyloid skull. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:383-389

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

Sister taxa: Darwinopterus linglongtaensis, Darwinopterus robustodens

Type specimen: ZMNH M8782, a partial skeleton (Skull and partial postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is Daxishan, Linglongta, which is in a Bathonian/Kimmeridgian lacustrine sandstone/mudstone in the Tiaojishan Formation of China.

Ecology: volant piscivore