Alternative combinations: Dorygnathus purdoni, Scaphognathus purdoni
Full reference: E. T. Newton. 1888. On the skull, brain and auditory organ of a new species of pterosaurian (Scaphognathus purdoni) from the Upper Lias near Whitby, Yorkshire. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 179:503-537
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: Its type locality is Loftus, which is in a Toarcian offshore shale in the Alum Shale Formation of the United Kingdom
Ecology: volant piscivore
• Jurassic of the United Kingdom (2 collections)
Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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