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Reinterpretation of a Chilean pterosaur and the occurrence of Dsungaripteridae in South America

  • DAVID M. MARTILL (a1), EBERHARD FREY (a2), GUILLERMO CHONG DIAZ (a3) and C. M. BELL (a4)
    • Published online: 01 January 2000
Abstract

A fragmentary specimen of pterosaur originally assigned to the genus Pterodaustro Bonaparte, 1970 is reassessed. The presence of a sagittal dorsal cranial crest on a fragment of nasopreorbital arcade with linear vertical trabeculae and the occurrence of alveolar protuberances on the os dentale indicate the new specimen has similarities with crested pterodactyloid pterosaurs of the family Ctenochasmatidae, and with members of the Dsungaripteridae. The presence of alveolar protuberances allows us to assign the specimen to the Dsungaripteridae. It forms the basis of a new genus and species, Domeykodactylus ceciliae.

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Author for correspondence: david.martill@port.ac.uk
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Geological Magazine
  • ISSN: 0016-7568
  • EISSN: 1469-5081
  • URL: /core/journals/geological-magazine
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