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ZooKeys 432: Review of Taxonomy, Geographic Distribution, and Paleoenvironments of Azhdarchidae (Pterosauria)

Journal / Magazine

Series: ZooKeys Volume: 432

By: Alexander V Averianov (Author)

107 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Aug 2014 | #216790 | ISBN-13: 9789546427427
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Language: English

Azhdarchidae is the last group of pterosaurs, flourished and distributed world-wide during the Cretaceous. It includes the largest flying creatures, such as Quetzalcoatlus, Hatzegopteryx, and Arambourgiania. The mode of life of these pterosaurs has been variously interpreted during the recent years. Some researches claimed that these were terrestrial "stalkers," in contrast to most other pterodactyloids, who lived near marine shore and fed on fish. The review of all known azhdarchid occurrences (51 skeletal and tracks) showed that likely inhabited a variety of environments, but were abundant near large lakes and rivers and most common (35% of all localities) in near shore marine paleoenvironments.


Contents

Introduction           2
Taxonomy of Azhdarchidae           4
Outgroup taxa and their paleoenvironments           12
Review of localities of skeletal fossils of Azhdarchidae           18
Locality 1. Unspecified localities within Crato Formation           18
Locality 2. Aferdou N'Chaft           20
Locality 3. Boumerade           22
Locality 4. Taouz           22
Locality 5. Khodzhakul           22
Locality 6. Sheikhdzheili           24
Locality 7. Dzharakuduk [=Dzhara-Khuduk, Dshyrakuduk, Bissekty]           25
Locality 8. Zenge Kurgan           27
Locality 9. Tyulkili [=Kankazgan]           27
Locality 10. Khidzorut           28
Locality 11. Bayshin Tsav           28
Locality 12. Burkhant           29
Locality 13. Hope Point           30
Locality 14. Amagami dam           30
Locality 15. Kansai           31
Locality 16. Iharkut           32
Locality 17. Shakh-Shakh           33
Locality 18. Akkurgan           34
Locality 19. Malaya Serdoba [????? ???????]            34
Locality 20. Beloe Ozero [????? ?????]           35
Locality 21. Shyrokii Karamysh [??????? ???????]           36
Locality 22. Saratov 2 [??????? 2]           36
Locality 23. Polunino 2 [???????? 2]           37
Locality 24. Muthmannsdorf           37
Locality 25. Chesapeake and Delaware Canal           38
Locality 26. Shangpanzhen           39
Locality 27. Enbetsu [=Embetsu]           40
Locality 28. Awaji Island           40
Locality 29. Dinosaur Provincial Park           41
Locality 30. Egg Mountain           43
Locality 31. Sainte-Foy and Massecaps           44
Locality 32. Bastide Neuve           44
Locality 33. Lano           45
Locality 34. Mangahouanga Stream           45
Locality 35. SMP locality 281 (=Denver’s Blowout)           46
Locality 36. Paki           46
Locality 37. Cerro de Guerra           47
Locality 38. Petresti-Arini           48
Locality 39. Big Bend National Park           48
Locality 40. Chera           49
Locality 41. La Solana           50
Locality 42. Maple Hill           50
Locality 43. Ruseifa           51
Locality 44. Sidi Daoui           52
Locality 45. Sebes-Glod and Rapa Rosie           52
Locality 46. Pui           53
Locality 47. Valioara, Tustea, Boita, and Vadu           53
Locality 48. Merigon           54
Locality 49. Toothawarra Creek           54
Locality 50. Lull 2 quarry (UCMP locality V-5620)           55
Locality 51. Burpee Museum locality K-12           56
Review of localities of footprints possible referable to Azhdarchidae           56
Locality 52. Gain           56
Locality 53. Uhangri           57
Locality 54. El Pelillal           57
Cenomanian-Turonian extinction event and post-Turonian Pterosauria           58
Other putative records of skeletal remains of Azhdarchidae           58
Paleoenvironments of Azhdarchidae.           60
Acknowledgments           61
References           61


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