Pterosaur

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Pterosaurs
Temporal range: Late TriassicLate Cretaceous, 228–66 Ma
Pteranodon sternbergi pair.jpg
Replica Geosternbergia sternbergi skelets, female (left) an male (richt)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Ornithodira
Clade: Pterosauromorpha
Padian, 1997
Order: Pterosauria
Kaup, 1834
Subgroups[1]
Pterosaur Fossil Distribution Map.png
Distribution o pterosaur fossil locations. Coloured speshies or genera names correspond tae thair taxonomic group.[lower-alpha 1]

Pterosaurs (frae the Greek πτερόσαυρος, pterosauros, meanin "weenged lizard") wur flyin reptiles o the clade or order Pterosauria.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Adaptit frae Witton (2013).[2] Taxonomic groups based on Unwin et al. (2010).[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Andres, B.; Clark, J.; Xu, X. (2014). "The Earliest Pterodactyloid and the Origin of the Group". Current Biology. 24 (9): 1011–6. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.030. PMID 24768054. 
  2. Mark P. Witton (2013), Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0-691-15061-1 
  3. David M. Unwin (2010), "Darwinopterus and its implications for pterosaur phylogeny", Acta Geoscientica Sinica, 31 (1): 68–69