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A new paper by DMLister, Fabio Dalla Vecchia has been published.
Dalla Vecchia 2009. Anatomy and Systematics of the Pterosaur
Carniadactylus (gen. n.) rosenfeldi (Dalla Vecchia, 1995). Rivista
Italiana de Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 115(2):159-188
in which Fabio renames Eudimorphodon rosenfeldi, which was needed, and
provides a great redescription of the fossil, which is also appreciated.
Fabio also places MPUM 6009 (formerly considered the Milano specimen
of Eudimorphodon and a juvenile) in the same genus and species despite
several differences, which, following Chris Bennett, Fabio considers
ontogenetic. The smaller one (MPUM 6009) stands up to the shoulder of
the larger one.
A new analysis takes a big leap and places anurognathids as the sister
taxon to the pterodactylids, (as I recall, following one of Unwin's
(2003) many results). Otherwise the tree shows quite a few great
relationships which are duplicated in larger analyses.
Unfortunately Fabio did not test MPUM 6009 as a separate taxon to see
if it would indeed nest with the former E. rosenfeldii.