Ornithocheirus buenzeli

"Ornithocheirus" buenzeli
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 75 Ma
Scientific classification
"O." buenzeli

Bunzel, 1871

"Ornithocheirus" buenzeli (often mis-spelled O. bunzeli[1]) is a pterosaur species known from parts of a humerus (upper arm bone) and part of a lower jaw found in late Cretaceous period (Campanian) rocks of the Grünbach Formation, Austria. While it has traditionally been classified in the genus Ornithocheirus, it is more likely an azhdarchid, though due to the fragmentary nature of known fossil remains, it is considered a nomen dubium.[2]


  1. ^ Averianov, A.O. (2010). "The osteology of Azhdarcho lancicollis Nessov, 1984 (Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae) from the Late Cretaceous of Uzbekistan." Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 314(3): 246-317.
  2. ^ Buffetaut, E., Psi, A., and Prondvai, E. (2011). "The pterosaurian remains from the Grünbach Formation (Campanian, Gosau Group) of Austria: a reappraisal of ‘Ornithocheirus buenzeli’." Geological Magazine, 148(2): 334-339. doi:10.1017/S0016756810000981

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