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Ludodactylus

Ludodactylus.

Updated 30 12 2019

Meaning of name: Toy finger.

Species: L.‭ ‬sibbicki, to honour the brilliant paleoartist John Sibbick.

Classification: Pterosauria, ‭ ‬Pterodactyloidea, ‭ ‬Ornithocheiridae.

Time period: Aptian stage of the Early Cretaceous.

Distribution: China, Liaoning Province.

Wingspan: Approximately 4m.

Lifestyle: Piscivore.

Famously the Ludodactylus fossil had a yucca frond embedded in its lower jaw!

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Taken on December 30, 2019