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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
A. crassidens holotype
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Family: Ornithocheiridae
Genus: Amblydectes
Hooley, 1914
Type species
Amblydectes crassidens
(Seeley, 1870)
Other species
  • A.? eurygnathus (Seeley, 1870)
  • A.? platystomus (Seeley, 1870)
A. eurygnathus holotype
A. platystomus holotype

Amblydectes is known from fragments of jaw. It apparently had a jaw flattened towards the tip and triangular in cross-section. It has at times been synonymised with Coloborhynchus, Criorhynchus, Lonchodectes, or Ornithocheirus. A 2013 study found A. crassidens and A. eurygnathus to be nomina dubia, with A. platystomus possibly belonging to a separate, yet unnamed genus.[1]

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  1. ^ Rodrigues, T.; Kellner, A. (2013). "Taxonomic review of the Ornithocheirus complex (Pterosauria) from the Cretaceous of England". ZooKeys (308): 1–112. doi:10.3897/zookeys.308.5559. PMC 3689139. PMID 23794925.