Named By: Xuefang Wei, Rodrigo Vargas Pêgas, Caizhi Shen, Yanfang Guo, Waisum Ma, Deyu Sun & Xuanyu Zhou - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Anurognathidae, Batrachognathinae.
Species: S. bondei (type).
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.
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
- Sinomacrops bondei, a new anurognathid pterosaur from the Jurassic of China and comments on the group. - PeerJ. 9: e11161. - Xuefang Wei, Rodrigo Vargas Pêgas, Caizhi Shen, Yanfang Guo, Waisum Ma, Deyu Sun & Xuanyu Zhou - 2021.