Kunpengopterus

Name: Kunpengopterus (Kun Peng wing).
Phonetic: Kun-peng-op-teh-rus.
Named By: Wang Xiaolin, Alexander Wilhelm Armin Kellner, Jiang Shunxing, Cheng Xin, Meng Xi & Taissa Rodrigues - 2010.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Wukongopteridae.
Species: K. sinensis (type).
Type: Piscivore.
Size: Wingspan uncertain, skull 10.69 centimetres long.
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Tiaojishan Formation.
Time period: Tithonian of the Jurassic to Berriasian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Almost complete but disarticulated specimen, some soft tissue impressions.

       Kunpengopterus is thought to have been very similar to Darwinopterus although it does not appear to have had the same expansive head crest. However Kunpengopterus does appear to have had a smaller head crest as evidenced by a small bony projection on top of the skull, above the eyes.



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