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Re: Abyssal's official pterosaur question thread
Interesting. I tracked down an online item that addresses the
Nesodon/Nesodactylus issue. Try the following (Tiny) URL:
If for any reason it doesn't work, it appears the pub you're looking for is
Jensen, J. A. and J. H. Ostrom. 1977. A second Jurassic pterosaur from North
America. Journal of Paleontology 51(4):867â870.
Looks like I need to add another generic name to my dino/ptero base! Most
grateful if anyone can share a PDF of the above.
The Theropod Archives
----- Original Message -----
From: "Saint Abyssal" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:16:57 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: Abyssal's official pterosaur question thread
Thanks Rob and Dave!
BTW the Nesodon I referred to was a lapsus calami of Nesodactylus. I guess I
was wanting the paper where that name was used improperly substituted for
--- On Sat, 1/24/09, Rob Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Rob Taylor <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Abyssal's official pterosaur question thread
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Date: Saturday, January 24, 2009, 4:08 AM
> 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.
> Rob Taylor
> The Theropod Archives
> Lithosteornis and Osteornis
> Gervais, F. L. P. 1844. Remarques sur les oÃseaux
> fossiles. ThÃse, Fac. Sci., Univ. Paris. [Abstract in
> Bulletin of the SociÃtÃ 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 Library)
> 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
> Marsh, O. C. 1881. Note on American pterodactyls. American
> Journal of Science (Series 3) 21:342-343.
> von SÃmmering, S. T. 1812. Ãber einen Ornithocephalus.
> Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften MÃnchen,
> mathematisch-physikalische Klasse 3:89-158.
> 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
> Fitzinger, L. J. 1843. Systema Reptilium. BraumÃller 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,
> 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 Dave?)
> 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 Books.)
> 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 Sources.)
> 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 SÃrie, Geologia 45:1-11. (Confirmed - I have
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Saint
> Abyssal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Dinosaur Mailing List"
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 10:39 AM
> Subject: Re: Abyssal's official pterosaur question
> > 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:
> > "Lithosteornis"
> > Nesodon
> > Nyctodactylus (Actually, I think this is Marsh
> > Ornithocephalus
> > Ornithopterus
> > Osteornis
> > Pachyrhamphus
> > Palaeornis
> > Paranurognathus
> > Procoelosaurus
> > Ptenodactylus
> > Ptenodracon
> > Pteromonodactylus
> > Pterotherium
> > And last but not least...
> > Siroccopteryx