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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).
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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?