On Targaryendraco wiedenrothi gen. nov. (Pterodactyloidea, Pteranodontoidea, Lanceodontia) and recognition of a new cosmopolitan lineage of Cretaceous toothed pterodactyloids

  title={On Targaryendraco wiedenrothi gen. nov. (Pterodactyloidea, Pteranodontoidea, Lanceodontia) and recognition of a new cosmopolitan lineage of Cretaceous toothed pterodactyloids},
  author={Rodrigo Vargas P{\^e}gas and Borja Holgado and Maria E. C. Leal},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  pages={1266 - 1280}
ABSTRACT Ornithocheirus wiedenrothi, from the Hauterivian (Early Cretaceous of Germany), is a taxon represented by three-dimensional remains of the lower jaw and wing elements. Its phylogenetic affinities have for long been elusive, though several works had already pointed out that it probably did not belong within the wastebasket genus Ornithocheirus. In the present contribution, we redescribe this species, assigning it to the new genus Targaryendraco and offering updated morphological… 
On the validity of the genus Amblydectes Hooley 1914 (Pterodactyloidea, Anhangueridae) and the presence of Tropeognathinae in the Cambridge Greensand.
  • B. Holgado
  • Medicine
    Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias
  • 2021
The validity of Amblydectes crassidens is reassessed based on new anatomical comparisons and phylogenetic analysis, as well as the description of a new specimen, and it is confirmed as belonging to the clade Tropeognathinae, a recently proposed group of robust anhanguerids which have only been known so far from Gondwanan landmasses.
A taxonomic and phylogenetic review of the anhanguerid pterosaur group Coloborhynchinae and the new clade Tropeognathinae
The analysis suggests that morphological evolution within anhanguerids was quite more complex than previously thought, with coloborhynchines representing the oldest recorded lineage of AnHangueridae, which achieved a worldwide distribution at least from the Aptian to the Cenomanian.
A New Species of Crested Pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea, Anhangueridae) from the Lower Cretaceous (Upper Albian) of Richmond, North West Queensland, Australia
ABSTRACT Pterosaur fossils from Australia are exceptionally rare. Since the discovery of the continent's first pterosaur some 40 years ago, fewer than 20 specimens have been described. The Lower
An anhanguerian pterodactyloid mandible from the lower Valanginian of Northern Germany, and the German record of Cretaceous pterosaurs
The record of Cretaceous pterosaur remains from Germany is sparse. The material recovered to date includes the fragmentary holotypes of Targaryendraco wiedenrothi and Ctenochasma roemeri, as well as
Taxonomy of the Lonchodectidae (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea)
The diagnostic characters for the Lonchodectidae are the presence of the palatal ridge, elevated alveolar margin of the upper and lower jaws, small teeth that are not varying in size, and a prominent mandibular crest.
Sinomacrops bondei, a new anurognathid pterosaur from the Jurassic of China and comments on the group
This work presents a new genus and species from the Middle-Late Jurassic Tiaojishan Formation, the third nominal anurognathid speciesFrom the Jurassic of China, and provides a new phylogenetic analysis incorporating into a single data set characters from diverging phylogenetic proposals.
A new darwinopteran pterosaur reveals arborealism and an opposed thumb
A new darwinopteran pterosaur that inhabited a unique forest ecosystem from the Jurassic of China is reported, which exhibits the oldest record of palmar opposition of the pollex, which is unprecedented for pterosaurs and represents a sophisticated adaptation related to arboreal locomotion.
The wandering jaws of Istiodactylus latidens (Pterosauria, Istiodactylidae)
Abstract A new specimen of the Early Cretaceous pterodactyloid pterosaur Istiodactylus latidens is described. This specimen in the Moscow Vernadsky State Geological Museum represents the associated
A Late Cretaceous Lonchodectid?
Christened Parirau ataroa, this taxon is found to be a lonchodectid, which alongside the North American Navajodactylus boerei extends this clade into the world’s youngest pterosaur faunas.


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.
Nurhachius luei, a new istiodactylid pterosaur (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province (China) and comments on the Istiodactylidae
A new istiodactylid pterosaur, Nurhachius luei sp. nov., is here reported based on a complete skull with mandible and some cervical vertebrae from the lower part of the Jiufotang Formation of western
On a new crested pterodactyloid from the Early Cretaceous of the Iberian Peninsula and the radiation of the clade Anhangueria
A new genus and species of toothed pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Barremian of the Iberian Peninsula is described that shows a close and rather unexpected relationship with Hamipterus tianshanensis from China and suggests that the clade Anhangueria has clear ancestral ties in eastern Laurasia.
A new species of Coloborhynchus (Pterosauria, Ornithocheiridae) from the mid-Cretaceous of North Africa
Abstract Pterosaur faunas experienced dramatic turnover between the Early and Late Cretaceous, but fossils documenting this transition are rare. The mid-Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of Morocco are one of
A new toothless pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea) from Southern Brazil with insights into the paleoecology of a Cretaceous desert.
A new tapejaromorph flying reptile is presented from this site, Keresdrakon vilsoni gen. et sp.
New Information on the Osteology and A Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Thalassodromeus (Pterodactyloidea, Tapejaridae, Thalassodrominae)
ABSTRACT Thalassodromeus sethi (Pterodactyloidea, Tapejaridae, Thalassodrominae) is a unique pterosaur from the Romualdo Formation, Araripe Basin (Early Cretaceous, Albian). A large sagittal cranial
The Earliest Pterodactyloid and the Origin of the Group
Phylogenetic comparative methods support this reconstruction of a terrestrial origin and a predominantly terrestrial history for the Pterodactyloidea by means of a significant correlation between wing shape and environment also found in modern flying vertebrates, indicating that pterosaurs lived in or were at least adapted to the environments in which they were preserved.
New Pterosaur Fossils from the Early Cretaceous (Albian) of Queensland, Australia
ABSTRACT Pterosaur fossils from Australia are rare. All the specimens that have been described previously are Cretaceous in age, with the majority deriving from the Aptian—Albian shallow marine
Note on the pterosaur material described by Woodward from the Recôncavo Basin, Lower Cretaceous, Brazil
The reported occurrences of pterosaur specimens from the Lower Cretaceous Recôncavo Basin (Bahia), northeastern Brazil, is reviewed herein. All material was described by the British paleontologist A.
First North American Occurrence of the Toothed Pteranodontoid Pterosaur Cimoliopterus
ABSTRACT A new pterosaur species, Cimoliopterus dunni, sp. nov., is described based on a partial rostrum from the upper Cenomanian Britton Formation in the Eagle Ford Group of north-central Texas.