Longchengpterus

Name: Longchengpterus (Longcheng wing).
Phonetic: Long-cheng-teh-rus.
Named By: Wang Li, Li Li, Duan Ye and Cheng Shao-li - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Ornithocheiroidea, Istiodactylidae.
Species: L. zhaoi (type).
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Uncertain die to incomplete skull material, but a 2 meter wingspan has been suggested.
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Jiufotang Formation.
Time period: Barremian to Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and incomplete post cranial remains.

       Longchengpterus has been suggested to be a junior synonym to Nurhachius. As such, the future of Longchengpterus as an independent genus is uncertain.



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