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



And _Cimoliopterus_;o)

Best,
Daniel

2013/6/12 Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>
>
> 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




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