Name: Araripedactylus (Araripe finger).
Phonetic: A-ra-ri-pe-dak-tyl-us.
Named By: Peter Wellnhofer - 1977.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea.
Species: A. dehmi (type).
Diet: Unknown due to incomplete fossil material.
Size: Wingspan estimated at being around 4.8 to 5 meters wide.
Known locations: Brazil - Santana Formation.
Time period: Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: First phalanx of the right wing finger.

       Because so little fossil material is known about this pterosaur, it is impossible to say exactly what kind of pterosaur Araripedactylus was. Some have drawn similarities between the scant material of Araripedactylus and Anhanguera, but further comparison is at this time impossible.

Further reading
- Araripedactylus dehmi nov. gen., nov. sp., ein neuer Flugsaurier aus der Unterkreide von Brasilien. - Mitteilungen dr Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie 17:157-167. - P. Wellnhofer - 1977.


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