Examples of Rhamphorhyncoids-Page 4


Anurognathus (To hear pronunciation choose: Mac/Win)was one of the last Rhamphorhynchoids, which could be reflected in the absence of a long tail. It was also one of the smallest pterosaurs, having a wingspan of about 30 centimeters.

The skull was relatively small and the jaws contained small stubby teeth. As compared with other Rhamphorhynchoids which captured prey with their jaws, Anurognathus may have used its long legs. It was originally described from Solnhofen, Germany in 1922.

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