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Pricesaurus = Anhanguera (Pterosauria) (free pdf)



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


The new issue of the open-access journal Revista Brasileira de
Paleontologia is out online. A number of articles are about Cretaceous
fish.

http://www.sbpbrasil.org/revista/edicoes/15_3/ing.html

One artcle is about pterosaurs:

Felipe Lima Pinheiro, Cesar Leandro Schultz, Rafael Gioia Martins-Neto
& José Artur Ferreira Gomes de Andrade (2012)
What is “Pricesaurus megalodon”? Reassessment of an enigmatic pterosaur.
REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE PALEONTOLOGIA, 15 (3):262-272
doi:10.4072/rbp.2012.3.03
http://www.sbpbrasil.org/revista/edicoes/15_3/03_Pinheiro_et_al.pdf



The specimens attributed to “Pricesaurus megalodon” are re-examined in
order to determine whether they constitute a distinct taxon of
pterodactyloid pterosaur. After careful preparation and study, the
material (rostral and middle parts of two probably distinct skulls)
revealed affnities with the Anhangueridae, especially with the genus
Anhanguera Campos & Kellner. The taxon “Pricesaurus megalodon” is
considered here a nomen nudum for lacking distinctive diagnostic
features and for being published in noncompliance with the standards
of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.