Aymberedactylus

Name: Aymberedactylus ‭(‬small lizard finger‭)‬.
Phonetic: Am-ber-dak-te-lus.
Named By: R.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Pgas,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Leal‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pterosauria,‭ ‬Pterodactyloidea,‭ ‬Tapejaridae,‭ ‬Tapejarinae.
Species: A.‭ ‬cearensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains,‭ ‬but wingspan estimated at about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters across.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Crato Formation.
Time period: Aptian/Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial lower jaw.

       Aymberedactylus is a genus of tapejarid pterosaur that lived in what is now Brazil during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬At the time of the genus description the only fossils of Aymberedactylus are the lower jaws.‭ ‬These however seem to indicate that Aymberedactylus is one of the‭ ‬most‭ ‬primitive tapejarid pterosaurs known to us.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Basal Tapejarine‭ (‬Pterosauria‭; ‬Pterodactyloidea‭; ‬Tapejaridae‭) ‬from the Crato Formation,‭ ‬Early Cretaceous of Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS One.‭ ‬11‭ (‬9‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬V.‭ ‬Pgas,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Leal‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Kellner‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.



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