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



Ouch again. My bad! Subject line fixed again.

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Daniel Madzia <daniel.madzia@gmail.com> wrote:
> And _Cimoliopterus_;o)
>
> Best,
> Daniel
>
> 2013/6/12 Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com>
>>
>> Ooops. Make that Camposipterus in subject line.
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>> 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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