Name: Simurghia ‭(‬named after Simurgh,‭ ‬a flying beast from Persian mythology‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sim-ur-gey-ah.
Named By: N.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Longrich,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Martill‭ & ‬B.‭ ‬Andres‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pterosauria,‭ ‬Pterodactyloidea,‭ ‬Pteranodontia,‭ ‬Nyctosauridae.
Species: S.‭ ‬robusta‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Morocco.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of many individuals.

       Simurghia is a genus of pterosaur that lived in Africa during the late Cretaceous.‭ ‬The holotype fossils of Simurghia were found in what was a marine environment,‭ ‬strongly showing that Simurghia lived in coastal ecosystems.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Late Maastrichtian pterosaurs from North Africa and mass extinction of Pterosauria at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary.‭ ‬-‭ ‬PLoS Biology‭ ‬16‭(‬3‭)‬:e2001663:1-38.‭ ‬-‭ ‬N.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Longrich,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Martill‭ & ‬B.‭ ‬Andres‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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