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Amblydectes

Amblydectes
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
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A. crassidens holotype
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Family: Anhangueridae
Subfamily: Tropeognathinae
Genus: Amblydectes
Hooley, 1914
Type species
Ornithocheirus crassidens
Seeley, 1870
Species
  • A. crassidens
    (Seeley, 1870)
Synonyms
  • Ornithocheirus crassidens
    Seeley, 1870
  • Ornithocheirus eurygnathus
    Seeley, 1870
  • Amblydectes eurygnathus
    Seeley, 1870
A. eurygnathus holotype, a possible synonym of A. crassidens

Amblydectes is a genus of pterosaur known from jaw fragments. It apparently had a jaw flattened towards the tip and triangular in cross-section. It has at times been synonymized 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. A 2021 study found A. crassidens to be a valid genus within Anhangueridae, while A. platystomus was placed in the new genus Draigwenia. A. eurygnathus was found to be possibly a junior synonym of A. crassidens.

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