Named By: Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia - 2009.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Campylognathoididae.
Species: C. rosenfeldi (type).
Size: 70 centimetre wingspan.
Known locations: Italy.
Time period: Norian of the Triasssic.
Fossil representation: 2 individuals of partial remains.
was born out of the realisation that a pterosaur
specimen that was
attributed to Eudimorphodon
actually represented a different genus.
Aside from being smaller than Eudimorphodon, one of
the main areas of
difference is the proportionately longer legs of Carniadactylus.
it has now been placed within the campylognathoididae, Carniadactylus
is considered to be similar to caviramus.
Carniadactylus has multicusped teeth like in Eudimorphodon though not as worn. Because the teeth of Carniadactylus show very little wear it is thought that it may have fed upon soft bodied invertebrates that would have provided ample sustenance to keep its smaller body going.
- Anatomy and systematics of the pterosaur Carniadactylus gen. n. rosenfeldi (Dalla Vecchia, 1995). - Revista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 115:159-188. - F. M. Dalla Vecchia - 2009.