Pterosaur phylogeny and comments on the evolutionary history of the group

  title={Pterosaur phylogeny and comments on the evolutionary history of the group},
  author={Alexander Wilhelm Armin Kellner},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={105 - 137}
  • A. Kellner
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Abstract A cladistic analysis based on 39 terminal taxa and 74 characters (several multistate) using PAUP (Phylogenetic Analysis Using Parsimony) (3.1.1 for MacIntosh and 4.0b10 for Microsoft Windows) presents a new hypothesis of pterosaur inter-relationships. This study suggests that the most primitive taxon is the Anurognathidae, followed by Sordes and all remaining pterosaurs. Dendrorhynchoides is confirmed as a member of the Anurognathidae, being closely related to Batrachognathus… 

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