Tacuadactylus

Name: Tacuadactylus ‭(‬Tacua finger‭)‬.
Phonetic: Tah-cu-ah-dak-tyl-us.
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.

       Tacuadactylus is a genus of ctenochasmatid pterosaur that lived in South America during the late Jurassic.‭ ‬As a ctenochasmatid,‭ ‬Tacuadactylus would 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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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