Temporal range: Early-Late Cretaceous,
Tropeognathus mesembrinus MN 01.jpg
Restored skeleton of Tropeognathus mesembrinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Clade: Ornithocheirae
Family: Ornithocheiridae
Seeley, 1870
Type species
Pterodactylus simus
Owen, 1861

Ornithocheiridae is a group of pterosaurs within the suborder Pterodactyloidea. They were among the last pterosaurs to possess teeth.


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