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Re: Ornithocheirus (Pterosauria) taxonomy (Lonchodraco, Cimiliopterus and Camposipterus new genera) (free pdf)

Ooops. Make that Camposipterus in subject line.

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> A new monograph in open-access Zookeys:
> Taissa Rodrigues &  Alexander Kellner (2013)
> Taxonomic review of the Ornithocheirus complex (Pterosauria) from the
> Cretaceous of England.
> ZooKeys 308: 1–112,
> doi: 10.3897/zookeys.308.5559
> http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/5559/taxonomic-review-of-the-ornithocheirus-complex-pterosauria-from-the-cretaceous-of-england
> Over a decade after the last major review of the Cambridge Greensand
> pterosaurs, their systematics remains one of the most disputed points
> in pterosaur taxonomy. Ornithocheiridae is still a wastebasket for
> fragmentary taxa, and some nomenclatural issues are still a problem.
> Here, the species from the Cretaceous of England that, at some point,
> were referred in Ornithocheirus, are reviewed. Investigation of the
> primary literature confirmed that Criorhynchus should be considered an
> objective junior synonym of Ornithocheirus. Taxonomic review of more
> than 30 species known from fragmentary remains showed that 16 of them
> are undiagnosable (nomina dubia): Palaeornis cliftii, Cimoliornis
> diomedeus, Pterodactylus compressirostris, Pterodactylus fittoni,
> Pterodactylus woodwardi, Ornithocheirus brachyrhinus, Ornithocheirus
> carteri, Ornithocheirus crassidens, Ornithocheirus dentatus,
> Ornithocheirus enchorhynchus, Ornithocheirus eurygnathus,
> Ornithocheirus oxyrhinus, Ornithocheirus scaphorhynchus,
> Ornithocheirus tenuirostris, Ornithocheirus xyphorhynchus, and
> Pterodactylus sagittirostris. Fourteen species are considered valid,
> and diagnoses are provided to all of them: Ornithocheirus simus,
> Lonchodraco giganteus comb. n., Lonchodraco machaerorhynchus comb. n.,
> Lonchodraco(?) microdon comb. n., Coloborhynchus clavirostris,
> ‘Ornithocheirus’ capito, Camposipterus nasutus comb. n.,
> Camposipterus(?) sedgwickii comb. n., Camposipterus(?) colorhinus
> comb. n., Cimoliopterus cuvieri comb. n., ‘Ornithocheirus’ polyodon,
> ‘Ornithocheirus’ platystomus, ‘Pterodactylus’ daviesii, and
> ‘Ornithocheirus’ denticulatus. These species are referred in the
> genera Ornithocheirus, Lonchodraco gen. n., Coloborhynchus,
> Cimoliopterus gen. n., and Camposipterus gen. n., but additional
> genera are probably present, as indicated by the use of single
> quotation marks throughout the text. A cladistic analysis demonstrates
> that Anhangueridae lies within a newly recognized clade, here named
> Anhangueria, which also includes the genera Cearadactylus,
> Brasileodactylus, Ludodactylus, and Camposipterus. The anhanguerian
> ‘Cearadactylus’ ligabuei belongs to a different genus than
> Cearadactylus atrox. Lonchodraconidae fam. n. (more or less equivalent
> to Lonchodectidae sensu Unwin 2001) is a monophyletic entity, but its
> exact phylogenetic position remains uncertain, as is the case of
> Ornithocheirus simus. Therefore, it is proposed that Ornithocheiridae
> should be constricted to its type species and thus is redundant. Other
> taxa previously referred as “ornithocheirids” are discussed in light
> of the revised taxonomy.
> See also:
> http://phys.org/news/2013-06-high-diversity-reptiles-england-million.html