Name: Magnipterygius ‭(‬Magni’s wing‭).
Phonetic: Mag-nip-teh-re-je-us.
Named By: Michael W.‭ ‬Maisch‭ & ‬Andreas T.‭ ‬Matzke‭ ‬-‭ ‬2022.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Ichthyosauria,‭ ‬Stenopterygiidae.
Species: M.‭ ‬huenei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬1.2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Germany‭ ‬-‭ ‬Posidonia Shale‭ (‬Sachrang Formation‭)‬.
Time period: Toarcian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete skull and skeleton.

       Magnipterygius is a genus of ichthyosaur that lived in European waters during the early Jurassic.‭ ‬Similar to the genus Stenopterygius in body,‭ ‬Magnipterygius is noted for its small size,‭ ‬at least when compared to most other Jurassic era ichthyosaurs.‭

Further reading
-‭ ‬Magnipterygius huenei n.‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬n.‭ ‬sp.,‭ ‬a new small stenopterygiid‭ (‬Reptilia:‭ ‬Ichthyosauria‭) ‬from the Posidonienschiefer Formation of SW Germany.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie‭ ‬-‭ ‬Abhandlungen.‭ ‬303‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬169‭–‬201.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Michael W.‭ ‬Maisch‭ & ‬Andreas T.‭ ‬Matzke‭ ‬-‭ ‬2022.


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