Ornithocheiromorpha
Temporal range: Early-Late Cretaceous, 140–94 Ma
Tropeognathus mesembrinus MN 01.jpg
Reconstructed skeleton of Tropeognathus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Clade: Pteranodontoidea
Clade: Ornithocheiromorpha
Andres et al.,, 2014
Subgroups

Ornithocheiromorpha is a group of pterosaurs within the suborder Pterodactyloidea.

The Ornithocheiromorpha was defined in 2014 by Andres and colleagues. They made Ornithocheiromorpha the most inclusive clade containing Ornithocheirus but not Pteranodon.[1]

Classification

Below is a cladogram showing the results of a phylogenetic analysis presented by Andres & Myers, 2014.[1]

 Pteranodontoidea 

Pteranodon

Ornithocheiromorpha

Hongshanopterus

Lonchodectes

Lanceodontia

Istiodactylidae

Anhangueria

Boreopteridae

Cearadactylus

Brasileodactylus

Ludodactylus

Ornithocheirae

Anhangueridae

 Ornithocheiridae

References

  1. ^ a b Andres, B.; Clark, J.; Xu, X. (2014). "The Earliest Pterodactyloid and the Origin of the Group". Current Biology. 24: 1011–6. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.030. PMID 24768054.