Liaoxipterus


Liaoxipterus

Taxobox
name = "Liaoxipterus"
status = fossil
fossil_range = Early Cretaceous
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Sauropsida
ordo = Pterosauria
subordo = Pterodactyloidea
superfamilia = Ctenchasmatoidea?
familia = Ctenchasmatidae?
genus = "Liaoxipterus"
genus_authority = Dong and Lü, 2005
binomial = "Liaoxipterus brachyognathus"
binomial_authority = Dong and Lü, 2005

"Liaoxipterus" (meaning "Liaoxi wing", after the discovery locality) is a genus of ctenochasmatid pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Barremian-Aptian-age Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Chaoyang, Liaoning, China. It is based on CAR-0018, an almost complete lower jaw, which differs from all other ctenochasmatids in its short teeth and low tooth count (11 per side).Dong, Z., and Lü, J. (2005). A New Ctenochasmatid Pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Liaoning Province. "Acta Geologica Sinica" 79(2):164-167.] Wang and colleagues suggested in 2008 that it was an istiodactylid instead.cite journal |author=Xiaolin Wang |coauthors=Diogenes de Almeida Campos; Zhonghe Zhou; and Alexander W.A. Kellner |year=2008 |title=A primitive istiodactylid pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea) from the Jiufotang Formation (Early Cretaceous), northeast China |journal=Zootaxa |volume=1813 |pages=1-18 |doi=]

References

External links

* [http://www.pterosaur.co.uk/species/LCP/Cteno/Liaoxipterus.htm "Liaoxipterus"] in The Pterosaur Database
* [http://archosauria.org/pterosauria/taxonomy/genera/liaoxipterus.html "Liaoxipterus"] in The Pterosauria


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