Name: Thapunngaka ‭(‬spear jaw‭)‬.
Phonetic: Fah-pun-gah-kah.
Named By: T.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Richards,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Stumkat‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Salisbury‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pterosauria,‭ ‬Pterodactyloidea,‭ ‬Anhangueridae,‭ ‬Tropeognathinae.
Species: T.‭ ‬shawi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Australia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Toolebuc Formation.
Time period: Early Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial lower jaw.

       Thapunngaka is a genus of pterosaur that lived in Australia during the early Cretaceous.‭ ‬The holotype of Thapunngaka is the anterior section of a lower jaw,‭ ‬and this makes establishing the body form and size of Thapunngaka very difficult and impossible to do with certainty.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬Thapunngaka does seem to‭ ‬have been a mid to large pterosaur that could have approached and maybe even exceeded a wingspan of six meters or more.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of crested pterosaur‭ (‬Pterodactyloidea,‭ ‬Anhangueridae‭) ‬from the Lower Cretaceous‭ (‬upper Albian‭) ‬of Richmond,‭ ‬North West Queensland,‭ ‬Australia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.‭ ‬41‭ (‬3‭)‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬T.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Richards,‭ ‬P.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Stumkat‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬W.‭ ‬Salisbury‭ ‬-‭ ‬2021.


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