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Pterosaur phylogeny and comments on the evolutionary history of the group
  • A. Kellner
  • Biology
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 2003
TLDR
This study suggests that the most primitive taxon is the Anurognathidae, followed by Sordes and all remaining pterosaurs, and the hypothesis of rhamphorhynchoid paraphyly is confirmed, with the RhamphorHynchidae more closely related to the Pterodactyloidea than to more basal forms.
Pterosaur diversity and faunal turnover in Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems in China
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Two new pterosaurs that are referred to European groups previously unknown in deposits of northeastern China are reported, showing a wide range of groups including both primitive and derived forms that are not matched by any other deposit in the world.
ON A TITANOSAURID (DINOSAURIA, SAUROPODA) VERTEBRAL COLUMN FROM THE BAURU GROUP, LATE CRETACEOUS OF BRAZIL
1 ABSTRACT: A new titanosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous continental deposits of the Bauru Group is described. Trigonosaurus pricei n.gen., n.sp., is based on two specimens, both collected at
A new Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystem from Gondwana with the description of a new sauropod dinosaur.
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A unique site at the northern area of Patagonia reveals a terrestrial ecosystem preserved in a detail never reported before in a Late Cretaceous deposit, including a new titanosaur sauropod, Futalognkosaurus dukei n.gen.
Cranial remains of Quetzalcoatlus (Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae) from Late Cretaceous sediments of Big Bend National Park, Texas
ABSTRACT Numerous remains of the azhdarchid pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus sp., have been recovered over the last twenty years from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) rocks in Big Bend National Park in
An unusual long-tailed pterosaur with elongated neck from western Liaoning of China.
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A phylogenetic analysis including most non-pterodactyloid pterosaurs shows that Wukongopterus lii gen. et sp.
A new early dinosaur (Sauropodomorpha) from the Caturrita Formation (Late Triassic), Paran Basin, Brazil
TLDR
Unaysaurus represents the first prosauropod grade dinosaur from Brazil and a preliminary phylogenetic analysis indicates it to be closely related to the European Plateosaurus (Plateosauridae).
New information on the Tapejaridae (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) and discussion of the relationships of this clade
Abstract. A phylogenetic analysis indicates that the Tapejaridae is a monophyletic group of pterodactyloid pterosaurs, diagnosed by the following synapomorphies: premaxillary sagittal crest that
Baurusuchid crocodyliforms as theropod mimics: clues from the skull and appendicular morphology of Stratiotosuchus maxhechti (Upper Cretaceous of Brazil)
TLDR
The appendicular morphology of S. maxhechti strengthens the interpretation that the Baurusuchidae were active land-dwelling predators in the Upper Cretaceous of south-eastern Brazil, occuping ecological niches typical of small to medium-sized theropod dinosaurs.
Taxonomic review of the Ornithocheirus complex (Pterosauria) from the Cretaceous of England
TLDR
Investigation of the primary literature confirmed that Criorhynchus should be considered an objective junior synonym of Ornithocheirus, and a cladistic analysis demonstrates that Anhangueridae lies within a newly recognized clade, here named AnHangueria, which also includes the genera Cearadactylus, Brasileodactyls, Ludodactelus, and Camposipterus.
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