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Rhamphocephalus bucklandi Meyer 1832 (pterosaur)

Reptilia - Pterosauria - Rhamphorhynchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 156329

Alternative combinations: Pterodactylus bucklandi, Rhamphorhynchus bucklandi

Synonyms: Pterodactylus aclandi Owen 1874 (no. 156332), Pterodactylus duncani Owen 1874 (no. 156331), Pterodactylus kiddi Owen 1874 (no. 156330)

Full reference: H. v. Meyer. 1832. Palaeologica zur Geschichte der Erde und ihrer Geschöpfe; Verlag von Siegmund Schmerber, Franfurt am Main 1-560

Belongs to Rhamphocephalus according to D. M. Unwin 2003

Sister taxa: Rhamphocephalus depressirostris, Rhamphocephalus prestwichi

Type specimens:

  • Rhamphocephalus bucklandi: Its type locality is Stonesfield Slate quarries, which is in a Bathonian marginal marine sandstone in the Taynton Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom
  • Pterodactylus aclandi: Its type locality is Stonesfield Slate quarries, which is in a Bathonian marginal marine sandstone in the Taynton Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Pterodactylus duncani: Its type locality is Stonesfield Slate quarries, which is in a Bathonian marginal marine sandstone in the Taynton Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.
  • Pterodactylus kiddi: Its type locality is Stonesfield Slate quarries, which is in a Bathonian marginal marine sandstone in the Taynton Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom.

Ecology: volant piscivore