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meaning: "Yixian wing"
Named By: Lu et al in 2006
Time Period: Aptian of the Cretaceous
Location: China, Liaoning Province - Yixian Formation
Size: Estimated 20 centimetre skull length
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Partial skeleton and jaws
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Pterosauria | Pterodactyloidea | Ornithocheiridae |

Yixianopterus had numerous small concical teeth in its jaws that would have allowed it to pluck fish from the water. The pterosaur Avgodectes is considered by some to be a potential synonym of Yixianopterus, although at the time of writing this is still under debate.

Read more about Yixianopterus at Wikipedia
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