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Re: Aalenian Dinosaurs?



In a message dated 1/24/99 3:01:26 AM EST, tkeese1@gl.umbc.edu writes:

<< TACKED-ON QUESTION: Anyone know what the type species of _Pterodactylus_
 is? >>

It's _Pterodactylus antiquus_, originally _Ornithocephalus antiquus_ von
Soemmering, 1812, referred by Lydekker in 1888 to the "genus" _Ptero-dactyle_
Cuvier, 1809 (respelled _Pterodactylus_ by Rafinesque in 1815).
_Pterodactylus_ had no formally named type species until Lydekker's referral.