Title: ‘Pterodactylus macronyx found in the Lias, Lyme Regis, December 1828′

Creator: Lithographed by George Scharf after drawing by William Clift

Description: The first British pterosaur was found by Mary Anning (1799-1847) in December 1828. Named by William Buckland (1784-1856) as Pterodactylus macronyx, it is now known as Dimorphodon macronyx (1829 Buckland). Despite missing its head, Buckland estimated the flying creature to be about the size of a raven but closer in resemblance to a modern bat.  

From: Buckland, W “On the Discovery of a New Species of Pterodactyle in the Lias at Lyme Regis”, Transactions of the Geological Society of London, Series 2, vol 3 (1829), pp217-222.

Date: 1829

Format: Lithograph

Image reference: 27-15

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