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RE: Domeykodactylus



Here are the ref and abstract:

Reinterpretation of a Chilean pterosaur and the occurrence 
of Dsungaripteridae in South America DAVID M. MARTILL, 
EBERHARD FREY, GUILLERMO CHONG DIAZ, C. M. BELL Geological 
Magazine, Volume 137, Issue 01. January 2000. pp19-25
Geological Magazine (2000), 137:19-25 Cambridge University 
Press
Copyright © 2000 Cambridge University Press 
Research Article

Reinterpretation of a Chilean pterosaur and the occurrence 
of Dsungaripteridae in South America
DAVID M. MARTILL a1 c1 , EBERHARD FREY a2 , GUILLERMO 
CHONG DIAZ a3 and C. M. BELL a4 
a1 School of Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences, 
University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 3QL, UK
a2 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe, D-76133 
Karlsruhe, Germany
a3 Departmento de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidade 
Católica del Norte, Casilla 1280, Antofagasta, Chile
a4 Department of Geography and Geology, Cheltenham and 
Gloucester College of Higher Education, Cheltenham GL50 
2QF, UK

Abstract

A fragmentary specimen of pterosaur originally assigned to 
the genus Pterodaustro Bonaparte, 1970 is reassessed. The 
presence of a sagittal dorsal cranial crest on a fragment 
of nasopreorbital arcade with linear vertical trabeculae 
and the occurrence of alveolar protuberances on the os 
dentale indicate the new specimen has similarities with 
crested pterodactyloid pterosaurs of the family 
Ctenochasmatidae, and with members of the 
Dsungaripteridae. The presence of alveolar protuberances 
allows us to assign the specimen to the Dsungaripteridae. 
It forms the basis of a new genus and species, 
Domeykodactylus ceciliae.
(Received March 25 1999)
(Accepted September 15 1999)
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For a short write-up about the critter, see my pterosaur 
website at Dinosauria On-line
http://www.dinosauria.com/dml/names/ptero.htm

Ben Creisler
bh480@scn.org