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Seeley, 1870
   
Pronounced
Or-NITH-oh-KIE-russ
Istiodactylus by S. M. Clabby

Meaning

Bird hand
Wingspan
unknown
Classification

Pterosauria,
Pterodactyloidea.
Ornithocheiridae Seeley, 1870.

"Ornithocheirus" sp

Stratigraphy
Wessex and Vectis Formation
Lifestyle
A pterodactyloid, it has no tail, but does have a mouth full of teeth, used to catch fish while in flight.
(More info can be found at DinoWight Palaeoecology)
Locality
Brighstone Bay, it's as good as anywhere else...

Description of Material

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Ornithocheirus has been regarded for many years as a "waste-basket" genus, with any fragmentary pterosaur material being included, so descriptions are not of much use, however, Ornithocheirus can be recognised by the occasional crest, which is preserved on the maxilla and/or premaxilla, and the teeth are well spaced and thin.

Material is rare, so please report it if you find some...

How do I know if I've found a bone?

 

Further Information.
The Pterosaur Database
References (not cited above)
Howse et al, 2001

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