Genus: Aerodactylus VIDOVIC & MARTILL, 2014
Etymology: Greek, aero, "wind" and Greek, dactylus, "finger": a commong suffix in pterosaur names. The name derives from the Nintendo Pokemon Aerodactyl, a fantasy creature made up of a combination of different pterosaurian features. It seemed a pertinent name for a genus which has been synonymous with Pterodactylus for so long due to a combination of features.

Species: scolopaciceps (MEYER, 1850) VIDOVIC & MARTILL, 2014 (Type)
= Pterodactylus scolopaciceps MEYER, 1850
Etymology:
= Rhamphorhynchus cf. scolopaciceps (MEYER, 1850) KLINGHARDT, 1937

Holotype: Bayer. Staatssammlung Munchen, BSP AS V 29

Locality: Eichstatt, Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.

Horizon: Solnhofen, Malm Zeta.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Skull and skeleton.

Referred material:

LYDEKKER 1888

BMNH 27359: Cast of type.

= Pterodactylus scolopaciceps BEYRICH in ZITTEL, 1882 non MEYER, 1850
Etymology:

Palaont. Mus. der Humboldt Univ. (example 14 of WELLNHOFER, 1970).

Locality: Eichstatt, Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.

Horizon: Solnhofen, Malm Zeta.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Skull and skeleton.

= Pterodactylus kochi

= Pterodactylus scolopacieps BROILI, 1938 non MEYER, 1850

Bayer. Staatssammlung Munchen 1937 I 18 (example 21 of Wellnhofer, 1970).

Locality: Eichstatt, Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.

Horizon: Solnhofen, Malm Zeta.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material: Skull and skeleton.

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= Pterodactylus kochi FREY, & MARTILL, 1996, FREY & MARTILL, 1998

Locality: Solnhofen, Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.

Horizon: Lithographic limestone, Solnhofen.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material:

Private collection: Skull and skeleton showing skin and wing impressions.

Referred material:

 

= Pterodactylus kochi TISCHLINGER, 1993, FRICKHINGER, 1999

Locality: Near Eichstatt, Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.

Horizon: Solnhofen, Malm Zeta.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material:

Private collection: Skull and skeleton showing partial preservation of soft parts.
Note: The right femur was broken and rehealed.

 

= Pterodactylus kochi WELLNHOFER, 1987

Locality: Eichstatt, Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.

Horizon: Solnhofen, Malm Zeta 2.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Lower Lower Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material:

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Geologisch-Palaontologische Abteilung (NHMW), Nr., 1975/1756: Skull, and skeleton with impressions of the wings.

 

 

= Pterodactylus antiquus ABEL, 1925 non SÖMMERRING, 1812
Etymology:

Locality: Solnhofen quarries, perhaps at Mornsheim, lithographic shales, of the Altmuhl region of Bayern (Bavaria) State, Germany.

Horizon: Solnhofen, Malm Zeta.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Tithonian Stage, Upper Malm Epoch, Late Jurassic.

Material:

AMNH 1942: Skull, skeleton and impressions of skin and musculature. (example 20 of Wellnhofer, 1970).