Rhamphorhynchus

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phylum Chordata Rhamphorhynchus, "beak snout", is a genus of long-tailed pterosaurs in the Jurassic period. Less specialized than contemporary, short-tailed pterodactyloid pterosaurs such as Pterodactylus, it had a long tail, stiffened with ligaments, which ended in a characteristic diamond-shaped vane. The jaws of Rhamphorhynchus housed needle-like teeth, which were angled forward, with a curved, sharp, beak-like tip lacking teeth, indicating a diet mainly of fish and insects.

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clade Sauropsida
order Pterosauria
family Rhamphorhynchidae
genus Rhamphorhynchus
Period Late Jurassic