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Dan Bensen wrote:
<<Does anybody know what Dendrorhynchoids means? I
know the second word is " beak", but nothing past
<Well, technically, it means "things that look like
_Dendrorhynchus_", _Dendrorhynchus_ being a genus of
Chinese (IIRC) pterosaur, its name meaning
"tree-beak", though the sense intended is
"Dendrorhynchoids" should refer to members of the
Dendrorhynchoidea, though I am unaware of any such
superfamily having been officially named.>
Xu and Zhao (1998) named some new pterosaurs from
Liaoning, and one of them ended up *Dendrorhynchus*,
but this turns out to be preoccupied, so in a short
"Biostratigraphy of New Pterosaurs from China" piece
in Nature, they renamed it *Dendrorhynchoides* as so
often happens in unimaginitive renamings of
preoccupied dino-taxa. It doesn't look like a
rhamphorynchid anyway, but more like a dimorphodont,
as Dave Peters can tell you.
Jaime "James" A. Headden
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