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Eudimorphodon was a pterosaur that lived during the Late Triassic Period, in what is now Italy. It was discovered by Mario Pandolfi near Bergamo, Italy in 1973. Eudimorphodon was described the same year by Rocco Zambelli. Fossils of this animal show a number of interesting details of pterosaur anatomy. Like many of the other long-tailed species, it had a long beak with large teeth at the front and smaller teeth at the sides. Its large eyes were protected by a circle of thin bony plates called a sclerotic ring and it had thickened neck vertebrae to support the weight of its head. Eudimorphodon had gastralia, or stomach ribs, so its rig cage enclosed almost the whole of its underside. It is believed that Eudimorphodon was a fish eater, like the other pterosaurs. It is among the earliest pterosaurs known from the fossil record.
Eudimorphodon Paleo Galery
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