• Corpus ID: 89420181

A new Edentate Pterosaur of the lower Cretaceous from the Araripe Basin, Northeast Brazil

  title={A new Edentate Pterosaur of the lower Cretaceous from the Araripe Basin, Northeast Brazil},
  author={Alexander W A Kellner},
  journal={Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias},
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
A new azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil and the paleobiogeography of the Tapejaridae
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The new specimen comprises an almost complete skeleton, preserving both the skull and post-cranium, associated with remarkable preservation of soft tissues, which makes it the most complete tapejarid known thus far.
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Pterodactylus scolopaciceps Meyer, 1860 (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from the Upper Jurassic of Bavaria, Germany: The Problem of Cryptic Pterosaur Taxa in Early Ontogeny
A cladistic analysis demonstrates that Aerodactylus is distinct from PterodactYLus, but close to Cycnorhamphus Seeley, 1870, Ardeadactylu Bennett, 2013a and Aurorazhdarcho Frey, Meyer and Tischlinger, 2011, consequently the new genus AerodACTylus was erected to accommodate it.
On the osteology of Tapejara wellnhoferi KELLNER 1989 and the first occurrence of a multiple specimen assemblage from the Santana Formation, Araripe Basin, NE-Brazil
The partial preservation of the endocranial cavity allows for a reconstruction of the tapejarid brain, where despite a small orbit with respect to skull size, the presence of large flocculi and ocular lobes indicate that Tapejara possessed both excellent balancing and visual systems as a consequence of its aerial lifestyle.
University of Birmingham New interpretation of the palate of pterosaurs
On the basis of a new, three-dimensionally preserved specimen of the Early Jurassic pterosaur Dorygnathus banthensis we present a reinterpretation of the pterosaur palate. The hard palate is formed
New Interpretation of the Palate of Pterosaurs
It is indicated that in basal pterosaurs the pterygo–ectopterygoid fenestra existed caudal to the suborbital fenESTra, which became confluent with the adductor chamber in pterodactyloids thereby increasing the relative size of the adduction chamber and hence the mass of the jaw adductors.
A Basal Tapejarine (Pterosauria; Pterodactyloidea; Tapejaridae) from the Crato Formation, Early Cretaceous of Brazil
A three-dimensional and almost complete pterosaur mandible from the Crato Formation, Araripe Basin, is described as a new species of a tapejarine tapejarid, demonstrating how their morphological traits probably evolved and that these forms were even more diverse than already acknowledged.