Lonchodectidae

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Lonchadectidae are a family of pterosaurs with medium to large wingspans that are found throughout the Cretaceous.  They tend to exhibit slender toothed jaws and light skeletal structures.

These pterosaurs were previously classified as Ornithocheirids, but have been extracted from that classification based on differing common features which are more consistent with the Azhdarchid pterosaurs.

Lonchodectes - lance biter
Yixianopterus - Yixian Formation wing

 

 

 

Lonchodectes daviesi
Lonchodectes machaerorhynchus
Lonchodectes microdon
Lonchodectes sagittirostris
Lonchodectes compressirostris
Lonchodectes giganteus
Lonchodectes platystomus

Yixianopterus jingangshanensis