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meaning: "Frog jaw"
Named By: Anatoly Nicolaevich Ryabinin in 1948
Time Period: Late Jurassic
Location: Kazakhstan, Karatau Mountains, Tien Shan foothills
Size: Wingspan estimated between 50 and 75 centimetres. Skull 48 millimetres long
Diet: Insectivore
Fossil(s): Incomplete and disarticulated skeleton that includes skull fragments
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Rhamphorhynchoidea | Anurognathidae |

Batrachognathus is an extinct genus of "rhamphorhynchoid" pterosaur from the Late Jurassic (Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian) Karabastau Svita of the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. The genus was named in 1948 by the Russian paleontologist Anatoly Nicolaevich Ryabinin. The type species is Batrachognathus volans. The genus name is derived from Greek batrakhos, "frog" and gnathos, "jaw", in reference to the short wide head. The specific epithet means "flying" in Latin.

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