Name: Altmuehlopterus ‭(‬Altmühl River wing‭)‬.
Phonetic: Alt-mu-el-op-teh-rus.
Named By: S.‭ ‬U.‭ ‬Vidovic‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Martill‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Synonyms: Germanodactylus rhamphastinus.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pterosauira,‭ ‬Pterodactyloidea,‭ ‬Eupterodactyloidea.
Species: A.‭ ‬rhamphastinus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/durophagovore‭?
Size: Wingspan about‭ ‬1.1‭ ‬meters.
Known locations: Germany.
Time period: Late Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial skeleton.

       As with a lot of European pterosaurs the genus Altmuehlopterus has a long and convoluted history.‭ ‬The fossil specimen was originally named under Ornithocephalus,‭ ‬but this would later be regarded as an obsolete name for Pterodactylus.‭ ‬It was also named as belonging to Diopecephalus,‭ ‬and finally ending up as a second species of Germanodactylus.‭ ‬In the early twenty-first century the fossil was thought to represent a distinct genus and bore the unofficial name Daitingopterus.‭ ‬Germanodactylus rhamphastinus was finally given its own genus in‭ ‬2017‭ ‬and given the name Altmuehlopterus.
       Altmuehlopterus was a small pterosaur that lived in Europe during the late Jurassic,‭ ‬possibly living around coastline areas.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The taxonomy and phylogeny of Diopecephalus kochi‭ (‬Wagner,‭ ‬1837‭) ‬and‭ "‬Germanodactylus rhamphastinus‭" (‬Wagner,‭ ‬1851‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Geological Society,‭ ‬London,‭ ‬Special Publications.‭ ‬455.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬U.‭ ‬Vidovic‭ & ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Martill‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.


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