Name: Ostromia ‭(‬named after John Ostrom‭)‬.
Phonetic: Os-tro-me-ah.
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)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/insectivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Germany‭ ‬-‭ ‬Painten Formation.
Time period: Late Jurassic.
Fossil representation: ‭P‬artial post cranial skeleton.

       The type fossils of Ostromia were originally identified as belongs to a pterosaur and then eventually a species of Archaeopteryx before finally being re-identified as a distinct genus and a‭ ‬kind of anchiornithine dinosaur.‭ ‬Ostromia would have likely been a small predator,‭ ‬possibly more of a hunter of insects.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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