Douzhanopterus

Name: Douzhanopterus ‭(‬Du-zhnshng-f wing‭)‬.
Phonetic: Du-zhan-op-teh-rus.
Named By: Wang Xiaoli,‭ ‬Jiang Shunxing,‭ ‬Zhang Junqiang,‭ ‬Cheng Xin,‭ ‬Yu Xuefeng,‭ ‬Li Yameng,‭ ‬Wei Guangjin‭ & ‬Wang Xiaolin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pterosauria,‭ ‬Pterodactyliforme.
Species: D.‭ ‬zhengi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore‭?
Size: Wingspan estimated at about‭ ‬74‭ ‬centimetres.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Liaoning‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tiaojishan Formation.
Time period: Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete post cranial skeleton preserved flat on a slab.

       Douzhanopterus is a genus of pterosaur that lived in China during the late Jurassic.‭ ‬Douzhanopterus is a pterodactyliforme pterosaur and what this means is that the genus shows a transition from more primitive rhamphorhynchid pterosaurs of the early Jurassic to the more advanced pterodactyloid pterosaurs of the late Jurassic and Cretaceous.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New evidence from China for the nature of the pterosaur evolutionary transition‭"‬.‭ ‬Scientific Reports.‭ ‬7:‭ ‬42763.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Wang Xiaoli,‭ ‬Jiang Shunxing,‭ ‬Zhang Junqiang,‭ ‬Cheng Xin,‭ ‬Yu Xuefeng,‭ ‬Li Yameng,‭ ‬Wei Guangjin‭ & ‬Wang Xiaolin‭ ‬-‭ ‬2017.



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