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Short note on a Pteranodontoid pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea) from western Queensland, Australia.
An Acad Bras Cienc. 2011 Mar; 83(1):301-8.AA

Abstract

Flying reptiles from Australia are very rare, represented mostly by isolated bones coming from the Early Cretaceous (Albian) Toolebuc Formation, which crops out in western Queensland. Among the first pterosaur specimens discovered from this deposit is a mandibular symphysis that some authors thought to have a particular affinity to species found in the Cambridge Greensand (Cenomanian) of England. It was further referred as a member of or closely related to one of the genera Ornithocheirus, Lonchodectes or Anhanguera. Here we redescribe this specimen, showing that it cannot be referred to the aforementioned genera, but represents a new species of Pteranodontoid (sensu Kellner 2003), here named Aussiedraco molnari gen. et sp. nov. It is the second named pterosaur from Australia and confirms that the Toolebuc deposits are so far the most important for our understanding of the flying reptile fauna of this country.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Setor de Paleovertebrados, Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Quinta da Boa Vista s/n, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. kellner@mn.ufrj.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21437387

Citation

Kellner, Alexander W A., et al. "Short Note On a Pteranodontoid Pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea) From Western Queensland, Australia." Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias, vol. 83, no. 1, 2011, pp. 301-8.
Kellner AW, Rodrigues T, Costa FR. Short note on a Pteranodontoid pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea) from western Queensland, Australia. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2011;83(1):301-8.
Kellner, A. W., Rodrigues, T., & Costa, F. R. (2011). Short note on a Pteranodontoid pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea) from western Queensland, Australia. Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias, 83(1), 301-8.
Kellner AW, Rodrigues T, Costa FR. Short Note On a Pteranodontoid Pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea) From Western Queensland, Australia. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2011;83(1):301-8. PubMed PMID: 21437387.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Short note on a Pteranodontoid pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea) from western Queensland, Australia. AU - Kellner,Alexander W A, AU - Rodrigues,Taissa, AU - Costa,Fabiana R, PY - 2010/12/09/received PY - 2011/01/05/accepted PY - 2011/3/26/entrez PY - 2011/3/26/pubmed PY - 2011/10/1/medline SP - 301 EP - 8 JF - Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias JO - An Acad Bras Cienc VL - 83 IS - 1 N2 - Flying reptiles from Australia are very rare, represented mostly by isolated bones coming from the Early Cretaceous (Albian) Toolebuc Formation, which crops out in western Queensland. Among the first pterosaur specimens discovered from this deposit is a mandibular symphysis that some authors thought to have a particular affinity to species found in the Cambridge Greensand (Cenomanian) of England. It was further referred as a member of or closely related to one of the genera Ornithocheirus, Lonchodectes or Anhanguera. Here we redescribe this specimen, showing that it cannot be referred to the aforementioned genera, but represents a new species of Pteranodontoid (sensu Kellner 2003), here named Aussiedraco molnari gen. et sp. nov. It is the second named pterosaur from Australia and confirms that the Toolebuc deposits are so far the most important for our understanding of the flying reptile fauna of this country. SN - 1678-2690 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21437387/Short_note_on_a_Pteranodontoid_pterosaur__Pterodactyloidea__from_western_Queensland_Australia_ L2 - https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0001-37652011000100018&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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