Ningchengopterus

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Ningchengopterus
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous, 130–122 Ma
Ningchengopterus liuae.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Genus: Ningchengopterus
Type species
Ningchengopterus liuae
Lü J., 2009

Ningchengopterus is a genus of pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous-age Yixian Formation of China. It is known from a juvenile specimen, holotype CYGB-0035, an almost complete skeleton also showing soft parts, such as the flight membrane and pycnofibres. The type species is N. liuae. The genus name refers to the Ningcheng district in Inner Mongolia; the specific name honours the collector of the fossil Ms Liu Jingyi[1]

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  1. ^ Lü J. (2009). "A baby pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Yixian Formation of Ningcheng, Inner Mongolia, China". Acta Geologica Sinica. 83 (1): 1–8. doi:10.1111/j.1755-6724.2009.00001.x.