Carniadactylus

Name: Carniadactylus (Carnia finger).
Phonetic: Car-nee-ah-dak-tyl-us.
Named By: Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia - 2009.
Synonyms:Eudimorphodon rosenfeldi.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Campylognathoididae.
Species: C. rosenfeldi (type).
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore.
Size: 70 centimetre wingspan.
Known locations: Italy.
Time period: Norian of the Triasssic.
Fossil representation: 2 individuals of partial remains.

       Carniadactylus was born out of the realisation that a pterosaur specimen that was attributed to Eudimorphodon actually represented a different genus. Aside from being smaller than Eudimorphodon, one of the main areas of difference is the proportionately longer legs of Carniadactylus. Since it has now been placed within the campylognathoididae, Carniadactylus is considered to be similar to caviramus.
       Carniadactylus has multicusped teeth like in Eudimorphodon though not as worn. Because the teeth of Carniadactylus show very little wear it is thought that it may have fed upon soft bodied invertebrates that would have provided ample sustenance to keep its smaller body going.



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