Name: Harpactognathus (Grasping Jaw).
Phonetic: Har-pac-tog-na-fus.
Named By: Carpenter et al - 2003.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Rhamphorhynchoidea, Rhamphorhynchidae.
Species: H. gentryii (type).
Type: Carnivore.
Size: Estimated 2.5 meter wingspacen.
Known locations: USA, Wyoming - Morrison Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Although somewhat lacking in fossil material, Harpactognathus has still been found to have a crest that runs down the entire skull, all the way to the tip of the jaws.

Further reading
- A new scaphognathine pterosaur from the Upper Jurassic Formation of Wyoming, USA. In: Buffetaut, E., and Mazin, J.- M. (eds.). - Evolution and Palaeobiology of Pterosaurs. Geological Society of London, Special Publications 217:45-54. - K. Carpenter, D. M. Unwin, K. Cloward, C. A. Miles & C. Miles - 2003.


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