Graphical timeline of pterosaurs

Timeline showing the development of the extinct reptilian order Pterosauria from its appearance in the late Triassic period to its demise at the end of the Cretaceous, together with an alphabetical listing of pterosaur species and their geological ages.

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CretaceousJurassicTriassicLate CretaceousEarly CretaceousLate JurassicMiddle JurassicEarly JurassicLate TriassicMiddle TriassicEarly TriassicQuetzalcoatlus northropiHatzegopteryx thambemaNyctosaurus lamegoiArambourgiania philadelphiaePhosphatodraco mauritanicusMontanazhdarcho minorZhejiangopterus linhaiensisNyctosaurus gracilisPteranodon longicepsAralazhdarcho bostobensisAzhdarchoBakonydraco galacziNyctosaurus nanusPteranodon sternbergiMuzquizopteryx coahuilensisAzhdarcho lancicollisColoborhynchusLonchodectes giganteusLonchodectes compressirostrisAnhanguera cuvieriColoborhynchus moroccensisOrnithocheirusOrnithocheirus simusColoborhynchus wadleighiLonchodectes platystomusLonchodectes microdonLonchodectes compressirostrisOrnithostoma sedgwickiOrnithocheirus simusColoborhynchus sedgwickiiAnhanguera fittoniOrnithocheirusLonchodectes platystomusAnhanguera cuvieriTupundactylus navigansTupundactylus imperatorLudodactylus sibbickiArthurdactylus conandoyleiOrnithocheirus mesembrinusTupuxaura leonardiTupuxuara longicristatusThalassodromeus sethiTapejara wellnhoferiCearadactylus atroxOrnithocheirus mesembrinusColoborhynchus spielburgiColoborhynchus robustusBrasileodactylus araripensisAnhanguera santanaeAnhanguera blittersdorffiPterodaustro guinazuiLonchognathosaurus acutirostrisNemicolopterus crypticusLiaoxipterus brachyognathusLiaoningopterus guiSinopterus guiSinopterus dongiJidapterus edentusHuaxipterus corollatusHuaxipterus benxiensisChaoyangopterus zhangiNurhachius ignaciobritoiIstiodactylus sinensisHaopterus gracilisBoreopterus cuiaeGegepterus changiCathayopterus grabauiEosipterus yangiBeipiaopterus chenianusFeilongus youngiDendrorhynchoides curvidentatusIstiodactylus latidensCaulkicephalus trimicrodonOrnithocheirusNoripterus complicidensDsungaripterus weiiLonchodectes sagittirostrisColoborhychus clavirostrisDomeykodactylus ceciliaeCtenochasma roemeriPlataleorhynchus streptorophodonGnathosaurus macrurusHerbstosaurus pigmaeusGermanodactylus cristatusPterodactylus longicollumGnathosaurus subulatusCtenochasma elegensPterodactylus micronyxCycnorhamphus suevicusScaphognathus crassirostrisRhamphorhynchus muensteriAnurognathus ammoniPterodactylus longicollumPterodactylus antiquusGermanodactylus rhamphastinusCycnorhamphus canjuersensisCtenochasma taquetiPterodactylus longicollumCycnorhamphus suevicusRhamphorhynchus muensteriNormannognathus wellnhoferiTendaguripterus reckiMesadactylus ornithosphyosKepodactylus insperatusGermanodactylusNesodactylus hesperiusCacibupteryx caribensisSordes pilosusBatrachognathus volansHuanhepterus quingyangensisRhamphorhynchusPterorhynchus wellnhoferiJeholopterus ningchengensisAngustinarhipterus longicephalusRhamphocephalusRhamphocephalus bucklandiDimorphodon weintraubiParapsicephalus purdoniDorygnathus mistelgauensisDorygnathus banthensisCampylognathoidesCampylognathoides indicusDimorphodon macronyxRhamphinion jenkinsiCaviramus schesaplanensisPreondactylus buffariniiEudimorphodon rosenfeldiPeteinosaurus zambelliEudimorphodon ranziiAustriadactylus cristatusArcticodactylus cromptonellusEudimorphodonCretaceousJurassicTriassicLate CretaceousEarly CretaceousLate JurassicMiddle JurassicEarly JurassicLate TriassicMiddle TriassicEarly Triassic

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ReferencesEdit

  • Barrett PM, Butler RJ, Edwards NP, Milner AR. Pterosaur distribution in time and space: an atlas. Zitteliana. 2008:61–107.