Jeholopterus ninchengensis

 

Jeholopterus ninchengensis

Locality: Xingjiang Province, China
Formation: Tiaojishan
Wingspan: 74 cm (2 feet 5 inches)
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Jeholopterus ninchengensis

Found in northeastern China, Jeholopterus is a tiny pterosaur that has been preserved with hair and skin intact. It has a broad, short skull and small, peg-like teeth. Evidence suggests that the wing membrane attached to the ankle. The claws of the hand are especially curved, and the wing bones are very robust in relation to the size of the animal suggesting that Jeholopterus could have been a powerful climber and acrobatic flier.