Named By: Wang Xiaolin, Alexander Kellner, Zhou Zhonge and Diogenes de Almeida Campos - 2005.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Istiodactylidae.
Species: N. ignaciobritoi (type). N. luei.
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.
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
Nurhachius is named after the first khan of the Qing dynasty, who once ruled from the area where Nurhachius was found.