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Temporal range: Early-Late Cretaceous, 135–94 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Clade: Azhdarchoidea
Family: Lonchodectidae
Hooley, 1914
Type species
Ornithocheirus compressirostris
Owen, 1851

Lonchodectidae is a group of pterosaurs within the suborder Pterodactyloidea. It is likely a member of the group Azhdarchoidea, though some researchers have suggested that it belongs to the Ornithocheiroidea.[1]


  1. ^ Witton, M.P., Martill, D.M., and Green, M. (2009). "On pterodactyloid diversity in the British Wealden (Lower Cretaceous) and a reappraisal of “Palaeornis” cliftii Mantell, 1844." Cretaceous Research, 30: 676–686.