Nurhachius

Name: Nurhachius (Nurhaci).
Phonetic: Nur-ha-chi-us.
Named By: Wang Xiaolin, Alexander Kellner, Zhou Zhonge and Diogenes de Almeida Campos - 2005.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Istiodactylidae.
Species: N. ignaciobritoi (type).
Type: Piscivore.
Size: Estimated 2.4-2.5 meter wingspan.
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Jiufotang Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.

       Nurhachius is perhaps most closely related to Istiodactylus even though the two are geographically separated by several thousand miles. However Nurhachius has a different skull which is lower with a slightly curved lower jaw.
       Nurhachius is named after the first khan of the Qing dynasty, who once ruled from the area where Nurhachius was found.



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