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Pterosaur Species List updates



The Pterosaur Species List 
(http://www.archosauria.org/pterosauria/taxonomy/species.pdf) has just been 
updated, major changes include the following:

Cathayopterus is a valid genus and was published in Wang and Zhou (2006), its 
entry is changed to the following: 
Cathayopterus Wang X. and Zhou, 2006 [nomen nudum] 
= Cathayopterus Wang X. and Zhou vide Wang X. and Zhou, 2006 [nomen nudum] 
C. grabaui Wang X. and Zhou, 2006 (type species) 
= Cathayopterus grabaui Wang X. and Zhou vide Wang X. and Zhou, 2006 [nomen 
nudum] (de facto âtypeâ species) 

The new genus and species Changchengopterus pani LÃ, 2009 is added, along with 
its description in the bibliography. 

Eoazhdarcho liaoxiensis and Eopteranodon lii are now listed as junior 
subjective synonyms of Chaoyangopterus zhangi. 

Uktenadactylus Rodrigues and Kellner, 2008 is added as a junior subjective 
synonym of Coloborhynchus. The genus was proposed for Coloborhynchus wadleighi, 
but this seems to be oversplitting. 

A note is added about Ningchengopterus being likely synonymous with some other 
Chinese ctenochasmatid. 

Longchengpterus zhaoi is a junior subjective synonym of Nurhachius 
ignaciobritoi. 

Ornitholithes per Graves, 1847 (nomen nudum) is added, though this one may push 
the limits of undescribed generic names, it is a bit like von Huene's 
'Tyreophorus' listed in the dinosaur lists. 

Puntanipterus globosus is a junior subjective synonym of Pterodaustro guinazui. 

?Tapejara navigans is listed now as a possible species of Tupandactylus. 

Avgodectes and its synonyms are now listed as synonymous with Yixianopterus, 
though this requires some nomenclatural gymnastics, Avgodectes is now a nomen 
dubium.

A note is added about pterosaur tracks referred to the mammalian ichnospecies 
Molapopentapodiscus supersaltator.

All papers relevent to these changes have been added to the bibliography, in 
addition to those mentioned earlier, these include: 

Knoll, F. 2005. The tetrapod fauna of the Upper Elliot and Clarens formations 
in the main Karoo Basin (South Africa and Lesotho). Bulletin de la SociÃtà 
GÃologique de France 176: 88â91. 
Wang, X. and Zhou Z. 2006. Pterosaur adaptational radiation of the Early 
Cretaceous Jehol Biota, pp. 665â689, 937â938. In: Rong J., Fang Z., Zhou 
Z., Zhan R., Wang X., and Yuan X. (eds), Originations and 
RadiationsâEvidences from the Chinese Fossil Record. Beijing: Science Press. 
CodorniÃ, L. and Gasparini, Z. 2007. Pterosauria, pp. 143â166. In: 
Gasparini, Z., Salgado, L., and Coria, R. A. (eds), Patagonian Mesozoic 
Reptiles. Bloomington: Indiana University Press . 
LuÌ, J. 2009b. A new non-pterodactyloid pterosaur from Qinglong County, Hebei 
Province of China. Acta Geologica Sinica 83: 189â199. 
Barrett, P. M., Butler, R. J., Edwards, N. P. and Milner, A. R. 2008. Pterosaur 
distribution in time and space: an atlas. In: Hone, D. W. E. and Buffetaut, E. 
(eds), Flugsaurier: pterosaur papers in honour of Peter Wellnhofer. Zitteliana 
B28: 61â107. 
Buffetaut, E. 2008. Late Cretaceour pterosaurs from France: a review. In: Hone, 
D. W. E. and Buffetaut, E. (eds), Flugsaurier: pterosaur papers in honour of 
Peter Wellnhofer. Zitteliana B28: 249â255. 
LuÌ, J., Xu, L. and Ji, Q. 2008. Restudy of Liaoxipterus (Istiodactylidae: 
Pterosauria), with comments on the Chinese istiodactylid pterosaurs. In: Hone, 
D. W. E. and Buffetaut, E. (eds), Flugsaurier: pterosaur papers in honour of 
Peter Wellnhofer. Zitteliana B28: 229â241. 
Rodrigues, T. and Kellner, A. W. A. 2008. Review of the pterodactyloid 
pterosaur Colobrohynchus. In: Hone, D. W. E. and Buffetaut, E. (eds), 
Flugsaurier: pterosaur papers in honour of Peter Wellnhofer. Zitteliana B28: 
219â228. 
Unwin, D. M. and Deeming, D. C. 2008. Pterosaur eggshell structure and its 
implications for pterosaur reproductive biology. In: Hone, D. W. E. and 
Buffetaut, E. (eds), Flugsaurier: pterosaur papers in honour of Peter 
Wellnhofer. Zitteliana B28: 199â207.