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Re: Abyssal's official pterosaur question thread
I'll take a stab at this one, too, but with the caveat that I have not
verified some of these citations. Hopefully the pterosaur pros and
aficianados on the List will set us straight if I muck anything up.
The Theropod Archives
Lithosteornis and Osteornis
Gervais, F. L. P. 1844. Remarques sur les oïseaux fossiles. Thèse, Fac.
Sci., Univ. Paris. [Abstract in Bulletin of the Société Philomathique de
Paris, pp. 67-70 & L'Institut 12:293-294.]
A mammal, yes? Did you mean Nesodactylus, or perhaps there's a usage of the
name Nesodon of which I'm unaware? If Nesodactylus, it's:
Colbert, E. H. 1969. A Jurassic Pterosaur from Cuba. American Museum
Novitates 2370:1-26. (Should be freely available online at the AMNH Research
I have seen the year 1879 in conjunction with this name, but Nomenclator
Zoologicus points to the following publication, as does Mike Hanson's
Pterosaur Species List:
Marsh, O. C. 1881. Note on American pterodactyls. American Journal of
Science (Series 3) 21:342-343.
von Sömmering, S. T. 1812. Über einen Ornithocephalus. Denkschriften der
Akademie der Wissenschaften München, mathematisch-physikalische Klasse
I'm going to defer to the experts on this one, as I think Ornithopterus was
used as both a subgeneric and a generic name, and I haven't locked down
references for either usage. Based on the Pterosaur Species List, it looks
like it was first used as a generic name by von Meyer in 1860.
Fitzinger, L. J. 1843. Systema Reptilium. Braumüller et Seidel, Wien. 106
pages. [Pachyrhamphus reference on p. 35]
It's speculation on my part, but I'm wondering if Palaeornis (usually cited
as Mantell 1835/Vigors 1825), might appear in Mantell's On the Bones of
Birds discovered in the Strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex, which I believe
was published in the Transactions of the Geological Society of London in
1837, but read on June 10, 1835.
See Mike Hanson's note in the Pterosaur Species List. David Peters proposed
the name in a 2005 issue of Prehistoric Times. Mike lists two 2005
references, but I'm not sure which one has the name. (Help us out, Mike or
Pteromimus and Procoelosaurus
Atanassov, M. N. 2002. Two new archosaur reptiles from the Late Triassic of
Texas. PhD dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. 352 pages.
(Confirmed, as I have a copy)
Seeley, H. G. 1869. Index to the Fossil Remains of Aves, Ornithosauria, and
Reptilia, from the Secondary System of Strata, Arranged in the Woodwardian
Museum of the University of Cambridge. Deighton, Bell, and Co., Cambridge.
143 pages./Gray, J. E. 1845. (This book can be freely downloaded from Google
Lydekker, R. 1888. Catalogue of the fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the
British Museum (Natural History). I. London. pp. 2-42. (This is another
title that can be found on the Pterosaur Database's list of Archived
Teriaev, 1967. This one has been a thorn in my side for a long while. Still
hunting for a ref.
Fischer von Waldheim, J. G. 1813. Zoognosia tabulis synopticus illustrata,
in usum praelectionum Academiae Imperalis Medico-Chirurgicae Mosquenis
edita. 3rd edition, volume 1. 466 pages.
Mader, B. J. and A. W. A. Kellner. 1999. A new Anhanguerid pterosaur from
the Cretaceous of Morocco. Boletim do Museu Nacional, Nova Série, Geologia
45:1-11. (Confirmed - I have it.)
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Subject: Re: Abyssal's official pterosaur question thread
First off, Thanks to Rob Taylor for answering my last question. Secondly,
I need some information regarding the authors, years, and/or citations for
the descriptions of the following (sometimes invalid) pterosaur genera:
Nyctodactylus (Actually, I think this is Marsh 1880...)
And last but not least...