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Re: Pterosaur Help

Michael Hanson (mhanson54@home.com) wrote:

<Now I have 46 species excluding misspellings and including junior and senior 
subjective synonyms!
But I still have O. wiedenrothi, O. cuvieri, and O. validus. I still need 
Rhamphorhynchus, Scaphognathus, Cycnorhamphus, Dimorphodon, Tupuxuara, and 
Campylognathoides. I
could also use information on Dorygnathus, Tupuxuara and Domeykodactylus. Could 
O. validus be a
senior subjective synonym of Doratorhynchus?>

  You may want to get your hands on Wellnhofer's _Illustrated Encyclopedia of 
Pterosaurs_ (also
published as _... Encyc. of Flying Reptiles_). It lists most species and 
citations for them of
pterosaurs. Also, Mike Keesey's website http://www.dinosauricon.com has a 
section on pterosaurs
where the species are listed (again, most of them) and the citations are 
offered, in part. Mike is
working on a more complete bibliography. You may also check out the online 
Bibliography of Fossil
Vertebrates, which can be reached via http://www.vertpaleo.org, and on the 
upper left orange bar
of the home page. That site will render you the full citation for most 
publications listed with
the dates, generally 1600--1954, and 1980--1994, and John Damuth is working on 
getting it more
recently updated. Fortunately, most of the taxa you are enquiring about were 
described in the
1880's. As Dave Peter's website is down, more recent full citations are not so 
freely available,
but that's when the list can help you.

Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

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