Phonetic: Pan-gu-teh-rus (second ’p’ in the middle is silent and not pronounced).
Named By: J. Lu, C. Liu, L. Pan & C. Shen - 2016.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea.
Species: P. liui (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: China - Jiufotang Formation.
Time period: Aptian? of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Lower jaw.
the time of its naming Pangupterus is known only
from a single jaw
bone. This jaw reveals that this pterosaur
had small conical teeth
jutting out to the sides at an angle. This in turn suggests that
Pangupterus was a hunter of fish.
- A New Pterodactyloid Pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous of the Western Part of Liaoning Province, Northeastern China. - Acta Geologica Sinica. 90 (3): 777–782. - J. Lu, C. Liu, L. Pan & C. Shen - 2016.