Pterodactyloidea | Article about Pterodactyloidea by The Free Dictionary
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A suborder of Late Jurassic and Cretaceous reptiles in the order Pterosauria distinguished by lacking tails and having increased functional wing length due to elongation of the metacarpels.
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Through scientific analysis the team established it as the first pterosaur to bear the characteristics of the Pterodactyloidea
, which would become the dominant winged creatures of the prehistoric world.
X X X Pterosauria Pterodactyloidea
Azhdarchidae Azhdarchidae indet.
2006): A new pterosaur from the Liaoning Province of China, the phylogeny of the Pterodactyloidea
, and the convergence in their cervical vertebrae.