Targaryendraconia

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Targaryendraconia is an extinct clade of lanceodontian pterosaurs that lived from the Early to Late Cretaceous period in Europe, North America, South America, and Australia.

Targaryendraconians
Temporal range: Hauterivian-Cenomanian, 132–94 Ma
Targaryendraco.jpg
Mandible of Targaryendraco
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Clade: Ornithocheirae
Clade: Targaryendraconia
Pêgas et al., 2019
Subgroups

ClassificationEdit

Below is a cladogram following a topology by Pêgas and colleagues in 2019. In their analysis, they recovered Targaryendraconia as the sister taxon of the clade Anhangueria, both of which are within the more inclusive group Ornithocheirae. Targaryendraconia is split into two families: the Targaryendraconidae, which contains Aussiedraco, Barbosania, and Targaryendraco, and the Cimoliopteridae, which contains Aetodactylus, Camposipterus, and Cimoliopterus.[3]

Ornithocheirae

Ornithocheirus simus

Targaryendraconia
Targaryendraconidae

Aussiedraco molnari

Barbosania gracilirostris

Targaryendraco wiedenrothi

Cimoliopteridae

Aetodactylus halli

Camposipterus nasutus

Cimoliopterus cuvieri

Cimoliopterus dunni

Anhangueria
Hamipteridae

Hamipterus tianshanensis

Iberodactylus andreui

Anhangueridae

Tropeognathus mesembrinus

Coloborhynchinae

Anhanguerinae

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Myers, Timothy S. (2015). "First North American occurrence of the toothed pteranodontoid pterosaur Cimoliopterus". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 35 (6): e1014904. doi:10.1080/02724634.2015.1014904. S2CID 86099117.
  2. ^ Rodrigues, T.; Kellner, A. (2013). "Taxonomic review of the Ornithocheirus complex (Pterosauria) from the Cretaceous of England". ZooKeys (308): 1–112. doi:10.3897/zookeys.308.5559. PMC 3689139. PMID 23794925.
  3. ^ a b Rodrigo V. Pêgas, Borja Holgado & Maria Eduarda C. Leal (2019) On Targaryendraco wiedenrothi gen. nov. (Pterodactyloidea, Pteranodontoidea, Lanceodontia) and recognition of a new cosmopolitan lineage of Cretaceous toothed pterodactyloids, Historical Biology, doi:10.1080/08912963.2019.1690482