Named By: Wang Xiaolin, Alexander Kellner, Zhou Zhonge and Diogenes de Almeida Campos - 2005.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Istiodactylidae.
Species: N. ignaciobritoi (type). N. luei.
Size: Estimated 2.4-2.5 meter wingspan.
Known locations: China, Liaoning Province - Jiufotang Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.
is perhaps most closely related to Istiodactylus
even though the two
are geographically separated by several thousand miles. However
Nurhachius has a different skull which is lower with
a slightly curved
Nurhachius is named after the first khan of the Qing dynasty, who once ruled from the area where Nurhachius was found.
- Pterosaur diversity and faunal turnover in Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems in China. - Nature 437:875-879. - X. Wang, A. W. A. Kellner, Z. Zhou & D. A. Campos - 2005.
- Nurhachius luei, a new istiodactylid pterosaur (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province (China) and comments on the Istiodactylidae. - PeerJ 7:e7688. - X. Zhou, R. V. Pêgas, M. E. C. Leal & N. Bonde - 2019.