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Angustinaripterus

Angustinaripterus
Fossil range: Middle Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Rhamphorhynchoidea
Family: Rhamphorhynchidae
Genus: Angustinaripterus
Species: A. longicephalus
Binomial name
Angustinaripterus longicephalus
He, Xinlu, et al., 1983

Angustinaripterus was discovered at Dashanpu near Zigong in the Szechuan province of China. It is known from a single skull.

The skull shows large, intermeshing teeth at the tip, and may have been used to snatch fish from the surface of water. The teeth put Angustinaripterus near to Dorygnathus, but some other features of the skull are comparable with those of azhdarchids.

Sources

* http://www.pterosaur.co.uk






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