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Batrachognathus volans "frog jaw", belongs to an extinct genus of fhamphorhynchoid pterosaur from the Late Jurassic Period, 150 million years ago, in Asia. Only two specimens of this dinosaur are known, preserved in the rocks that were once the bed of a lake. Batrachognathus must have been a very agile flier, with keen sight. It possessed peg-like teeth, suitable for catching insects, dragonflies, beetles, wasps...
One of the fossil finds consisted of an incomplete and disarticulated skeleton, with skull fragments, jaw, vertebrae, ribs, legs and wing bomes. The upper jaw has 24 teeth.