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ornithocheirids

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  • n. Plural form of ornithocheirid.

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Examples

  • A specimen named Santanadactylus spixi Wellnhofer, 1985 is almost certainly a close relative of Tupuxuara (possibly even a member of the genus), despite the fact that it was named as a new species of an ornithocheirid genus (ornithocheirids are long-skulled toothed pterodactyloids closely related to Pteranodon and Nyctosaurus, and not particularly closely related to azhdarchoids).

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  • However, Aetodactylus differs from all other ornithocheirids in that its jaws were thin and delicate, with a maximum thickness not much greater than 1 centimeter.

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  • In Aetodactylus, changes in tooth size along the jaw follow a similar pattern to those of other ornithocheirids.

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  • "Aetodactylus also represents one of the final occurrences of ornithocheirids prior to the Late Cretaceous transition to pterosaur faunas that were dominated by the edentulous, or toothless, species."

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  • "That's why two species of ornithocheirids have been found here but nowhere else, and that's why discoveries of other new fossils are sure to be made by Lance Hall and other fossil lovers."

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  • The thinness of the jaws, upward angle of the back half of the mandible and the lack of a pronounced expansion of the jaw tips indicate that Aetodactylus is different from other ornithocheirids and represents a new genus and species of pterosaur.

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  • One more interesting thing to say about these pterosaurs - and this isn't unique to boreopterids but goes for ornithocheirids as well - look how tiny their feet are!

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  • The thinness of the jaws, the upward angle of the back half of the mandible and the lack of a pronounced expansion of the jaw tips indicate that Aetodactylus is different from other ornithocheirids and represents a new genus and species of pterosaur.

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  • Some published phylogenies find that boreopterids are outside of the ornithocheiroid clade that includes istiodactylids and ornithocheirids (e.g.,

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