Eudimorphodon lived in the Late Triassic period, about 220 million years ago, in what is now Northern Italy. Its name means "true two-formed tooth" because it had two kinds orl shapes of teeth. There were sharp fangs at the front of its jaws and smaller teeth, each with three or five cusps (points), at the back. Eudimorphodon is also known for its advanced fishing method known as the "diving theory". The diving theory suggested that Eudimorphodon caught its food (fish) by plunging like an arrow into the water. It scooped the prey up into its mouth, as gannets do today. This method requires good eyesight to see under the surface of the ocean, and very strong flight muscles to propell itself out of the water and rise back into the air.

Fossils show that this pterosaur had a small vane at the end of it's long, bony tail, which may have been used for display.

Three pairs of large openings in the skull reduced its weight. There were 58 teeth in the upper jaw and 56 in the lower.


Phylogeny and classification

Discovery and species

In The Media

  • Eudimorphodon appeared in the video game called Dinosaur Adventure 3-D.
  • Eudimorphodon made an appearance in the Animal Planet show, Animal Armageddon, where flocks of them are shown being destroyed by volcanic activity at the end of the Triassic. Unlike many of the otherals in the episode, they are shown to have survived the extinction along with the dinosaurs, like Staurikosaurus, and the mammals, like Megazostrodon.
  • It can be found in Jurassic World: The Game as a VIP pterosaur in the solid gold pack.
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