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Re: Abyssal's official pterosaur question thread

I believe the generic name Scaphognathus first appeared in this one:

Wagner, J. A. 1861 Übersicht über die fossilen Reptilen des lithographischen Schiefers in Bayern nach ihren Gattungen und Arten. Sber. k. bayer. Akad. Wiss. math.-phys. Kl.

(though according to Wellnhofer's Encyclopedia, it appears the material that was to become the type was first described by Goldfuss as Pterodactylus crassirostris in 1831).


Rob Taylor
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Could I get a cite for the description of Scaphognathus? I believe it was erected 1861 by Wagner, but Wikipedia misattributed it to Wild 1983 (which I think was actually Preondactylus) and I ended up confused. It may be one of the ones on this page (http://www.pterosaur.co.uk/biblio/V-Z/WagnerA.htm) but I have no clue which if any. Any help?