(named after John Ostrom).
Named By: C. Foth & O. W. M. Rauhut - 2017.
Synonyms: Pterodactylus crassipes, Rhamphorhynchus crassipes, Scaphognathus crassipes, Archaeopteryx crassipes.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Anchiornithidae.
Species: Ostromia crassipes (type).
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Germany - Painten Formation.
Time period: Late Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial post cranial skeleton.
type fossils of Ostromia were originally identified
as belongs to a
and then eventually a species of Archaeopteryx
being re-identified as a distinct genus and a kind of anchiornithine
dinosaur. Ostromia would have likely been a small
possibly more of a hunter of insects.
- Re-evaluation of the Haarlem Archaeopteryx and the radiation of maniraptoran theropod dinosaurs. - BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:236. - C. Foth & O. W. M. Rauhut - 2017.