Sinomacrops

Name: Sinomacrops ‭(‬large face‭)‬.
Phonetic: ‭ ‬Sy-noe-mac-rops.
Named By: Xuefang Wei,‭ ‬Rodrigo Vargas Pęgas,‭ ‬Caizhi Shen,‭ ‬Yanfang Guo,‭ ‬Waisum Ma,‭ ‬Deyu Sun‭ & ‬Xuanyu Zhou‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pterosauria,‭ ‬Anurognathidae,‭ ‬Batrachognathinae.
Species: S.‭ ‬bondei‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore.
Size: Body length from skull to pelvis about‭ ‬8-9‭ ‬centimetres,‭ ‬but holotype specimen is crushed and slightly distorted.‭ ‬Tail not preserved but a rough impression remains indicating an additional tail of length of at least‭ ‬36‭ ‬millimeters,‭ ‬though the end of the tail and therefore total length is not known.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Hebei Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Tiaojishan Formation.
Time period: Bathonian-Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skeleton preserved on a slab.

       Sinomacrops is a genus of anurognathid pterosaur that lived in South-East Asia during the Jurassic.‭ ‬Even when compared to other anurognathids,‭ ‬Sinomacrops seems to have been tiny and was probably a hunter of insects.‭ ‬When compared to other anurognathid genera,‭ ‬Sinomacrops seems to have‭ ‬been similar to‭ ‬another tiny pterosaur called Batrachognathus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Sinomacrops bondei,‭ ‬a new anurognathid pterosaur from the Jurassic of China and comments on the group.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PeerJ.‭ ‬9:‭ ‬e11161.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Xuefang Wei,‭ ‬Rodrigo Vargas Pęgas,‭ ‬Caizhi Shen,‭ ‬Yanfang Guo,‭ ‬Waisum Ma,‭ ‬Deyu Sun‭ & ‬Xuanyu Zhou‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.



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