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Rhamphorhynchus (name meaning "beak snout") is a genus of long-tailed rhamphorhynchid pterosaur that lived in Europe and Africa during the Late Jurassic period.

Physical Characteristics[]

The largest known specimen of Rhamphorhynchus muensteri (catalog number BMNH 37002) measures 1.26 meters (4.1 ft) long with a wingspan of 1.81 m (5.9 ft).

Contrary to a 1927 report by pterosaur researcher Ferdinand Broili, Rhamphorhynchus lacked any bony or soft tissue crest, as seen in several species of contemporary small pterodactyloid pterosaurs. Broili claimed to have found a two millimeter tall crest made of thin bone that ran much of the skull's length in one Rhamphorhynchus specimen, evidenced by an impression in the surrounding rock and a few small fragments of the crest itself. However, subsequent examination of this specimen by Wellnhofer in 1975 and Bennett in 2002 using both visible and ultraviolet light found no trace of a crest; both concluded that Broili was mistaken. The supposed crest, they concluded, was simply an artifact of preservation.

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The Watering Hole[]

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A Rhamphorhynchus is seen as one of Broken Jaw's companions and is often seen being chased around by an Ornitholestes. Near the end of the episode, the pterosaur flies away to find food and water, along with the herd of Dinheirosaurus and Lusotitan.