Name: Maaradactylus ‭(‬Maara finger‭)‬.
Phonetic: Maah-rah-dak-te-lus.
Named By: Renan A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bantim,‭ ‬Antônio A.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Saraiva,‭ ‬Gustavo R.‭ ‬Oliveira‭ & ‬Juliana M.‭ ‬Sayão‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pterosauria,‭ ‬Pterodactyloidea,‭ ‬Ornithocheirae,‭ ‬Anhangueridae.
Species: M.‭ ‬kellneri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Wingspan estimated to be about‭ ‬6‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Brazil.
Time period: Aptian/Albian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial skeletal remains.

       Maaradactylus is a genus of anhangeurid pterosaur that lived in Brazil during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Maaradactylus is known to have had thirty-five pairs of teeth in the upper jaw as well as a crest rising up from‭ ‬the front of the upper jaw.‭ ‬Being a member of the Anhangueridae,‭ ‬Maaradactylus would have been related to genera such as Anhanguera and Liaoningopterus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new toothed pterosaur‭ (‬Pterodactyloidea:‭ ‬Anhangueridae‭) ‬from the Early Cretaceous Romualdo Formation,‭ ‬NE Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zootaxa‭ ‬3869‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬201‭–‬223.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Renan A.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Bantim,‭ ‬Antônio A.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Saraiva,‭ ‬Gustavo R.‭ ‬Oliveira‭ & ‬Juliana M.‭ ‬Sayão‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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