Named By: M. Soto, F. Montenegro, V. Mesa & D Perea - 2021.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Ctenochasmatidae, Gnathosaurinae.
Species: T. luciae (type).
Diet: Filter feeder.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Uruguay - Tacuarembó Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and jaw.
is a genus of ctenochasmatid pterosaur
that lived in South America
during the late Jurassic. As a ctenochasmatid, Tacuadactylus
have probably been a filter feeder, using its teeth which faced out
to the sides to filter out small invertebrates from soft silt and mud.
- A new ctenochasmatid (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from the late Jurassic of Uruguay. - Journal of South American Earth Sciences. - M. Soto, F. Montenegro, V. Mesa & D Perea - 2021.