Pterodactyloidea

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Pterodactyloids
Temporal range: Upper JurassicUpper Cretaceous
Pterodactylus
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
(unranked): Archosauria
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Plieninger, 1901

Pterodactyloidea is the suborder of short-tailed pterosaurs. Their fossil record starts in the late Jurassic. They become extinct in the K/T extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period. Pterodactylus, Pteranodon and Quetzalcoatlus are in this suborder.

Classification[change | edit source]

This is the classification of the different divisions of pterodactyloidea:

References[change | edit source]