Named By: Wang Xiaoli, Jiang Shunxing, Zhang Junqiang, Cheng Xin, Yu Xuefeng, Li Yameng, Wei Guangjin & Wang Xiaolin - 2017.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyliforme.
Species: D. zhengi (type).
Size: Wingspan estimated at about 74 centimetres.
Known locations: China, Liaoning - Tiaojishan Formation.
Time period: Oxfordian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete post cranial skeleton preserved flat on a slab.
is a genus of pterosaur
that lived in China during the late Jurassic.
Douzhanopterus is a pterodactyliforme pterosaur and
what this means is
that the genus shows a transition from more primitive rhamphorhynchid
pterosaurs of the early Jurassic to the more advanced pterodactyloid
pterosaurs of the late Jurassic and Cretaceous.
- New evidence from China for the nature of the pterosaur evolutionary transition". Scientific Reports. 7: 42763. - Wang Xiaoli, Jiang Shunxing, Zhang Junqiang, Cheng Xin, Yu Xuefeng, Li Yameng, Wei Guangjin & Wang Xiaolin - 2017.