Named By: Adele H. Pentland, Stephen F. Poropat, Travis R.Tischler, Trish Sloan, Robert A. Elliot, Harry A. Elliott, Judy A. Elliott & David A. Elliot - 2019.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Ornithocheiridae, Ornithocheirinae.
Species: F. lentoni (type).
Size: Wingspan roughly estimated to be about 4 meters. Skull roughly estimated to be about 60 centimetres long.
Known locations: Australia, Winton Formation.
Time period: Cenomanian/Turonian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial forward portion of the skull and dentary. Partial forelimb (wing) bones.
is a genus of pterosaur
known to have lived in Australia during the
late Cretaceous. Ferrodraco is an ornithocheird
pterosaur, a type
often associated with the sea, snatching fish from the water. Like
many of its relatives, Ferrodraco had a crest
rising up on the end of
the snout, which in Ferrodraco seems to have been
when viewed from the side.
- Ferrodraco lentoni gen. et sp. nov., a new ornithocheirid pterosaur from the Winton Formation (Cenomanian–lower Turonian) of Queensland, Australia. - Scientific Reports. 9 (1): 13454. - Adele H. Pentland, Stephen F. Poropat, Travis R.Tischler, Trish Sloan, Robert A. Elliot, Harry A. Elliott, Judy A. Elliott & David A. Elliot - 2019.