Cacibupteryx

Name: Cacibupteryx (Lord of the cky wing).
Phonetic: Ka-ki-bup-teh-rix.
Named By: Zulma Gasparini, Marta Fernández & Marcelo de la Fuente - 2004.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Rhamphorhynchoidea, Rhamphorhynchidae.
Species: C. caribensis (type).
Type: Carnivore.
Size: Exact size is unknown due to incomplete fossil material.
Known locations: Cuba, Jagua Formation.
Time period: Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull, jaw and parts of the left wing.

       As a member of the rhamphorhynchoids, Cacibupteryx represents one of the more basal pterosaurs that were still common towards the end of the Jurassic. The jaws of Cacibupteryx are quite robust indicating that it was better adapted for more powerful prey than other more gracile pterosaurs.



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