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Dimorphodon

extinct genus of reptiles

Dimorphodon was a prehistoric flying pterosaur from the early Jurassic period. It had a big head, a small brain, a tall beak, and two types of teeth. Variation in teeth is rare in pterosaurs.

Dimorphodon
Temporal range: Lower Jurassic
Dimorphodon-macronyx jconway.jpg
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Dimorphodon

Owen, 1859
Species
  • D. macronyx (Buckland, 1829)(type)
  • D. weintraubi Clark et al., 1998

Like Rhamphorhynchus, Dimorphodon is only found in Jurassic strata. It was the first pterosaur found in England, by Mary Anning, in 1828.

A skeletal mount of D. macronyx