(Mineral Museum wing/MIM wing).
Named By: Wilhelm Armin Kellner, Michael Wayne Caldwell, Borja Holgado, Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia, Roy Nohra, Juliana Manso Say„o and Philip John Currie - 2019.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Istiodactyliformes, Mimodactylidae.
Species: M. libanensis (type).
Diet: Durophagovre (shellfish eater).
Size: Holotype individual has a 132 centimetre wingspan, but this of a juvenile. Full adult size unknown.
Known locations: Lebanon.
Time period: Cenomanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Skull, lower jaws and most of the post cranial skeleton. Remains are of a juvenile.
is a genus of pterosaur
that lived in North Africa during the earlier
stages of the Late Cretaceous. Mimodactylus is
described from the
almost complete fossil remains of a juvenile. Mimodactylus
that are fairly short, conical and unserrated. These teeth would
have been most suited to cracking opened the hard shells of molluscs
and crustaceans, suggesting that Mimodactylus may
have been a
- First complete pterosaur from the Afro-Arabian continent: insight into pterodactyloid diversity. - Scientific Reports. 9 (1). - Wilhelm Armin Kellner, Michael Wayne Caldwell, Borja Holgado, Fabio Marco Dalla Vecchia, Roy Nohra, Juliana Manso Say„o and Philip John Currie - 2019.