Hamipteridae

Summary

Hamipterids
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous 125–120 Ma
Hamipterus-Paleozoological Museum of China.jpg
Skull of Hamipterus on display at the Paleozoological Museum of China
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Clade: Anhangueria
Clade: Hamipteridae
Holgado et al., 2019
Type species
Hamipterus tianshanensis
Wang et al., 2014
Genera

Hamipteridae is a small family of ornithocheiromorph pterosaurs known from the Early Cretaceous of China and Spain.

Classification

The cladogram below follows the topology recovered by Pêgas et al. (2019). In the analyses, they assigned Hamipteridae as the sister taxon of the family Anhangueridae within Anhangueria.[3]

Anhangueria
Hamipteridae

Hamipterus

Iberodactylus

Anhangueridae

Tropeognathus

Coloborhynchinae

Coloborhynchus

Siroccopteryx

Uktenadactylus

Anhanguerinae

Caulkicephalus

Guidraco

Ludodactylus

Anhanguera

Liaoningopterus

Cearadactylus

Maaradactylus

References

  1. ^ Xiaolin Wang; Alexander W.A. Kellner; Shunxing Jiang; Qiang Wang; Yingxia Ma; Yahefujiang Paidoula; Xin Cheng; Taissa Rodrigues; Xi Meng; Jialiang Zhang; Ning Li; Zhonghe Zhou (2014). "Sexually dimorphic tridimensionally preserved pterosaurs and their eggs from China". Current Biology. 24 (12): 1323–1330. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.054. PMID 24909325.
  2. ^ Ulloa-Rivas, J.A. & Canudo, J.I. 2014. "New cranial remains of Ornithocheiroidea (Pterosauria) from the Barremian (Lower Cretaceous) of the Iberian Peninsula (Nuevos restos craneales de Ornithocheiroidea (Pterosauria) del Barremiense (Cretácico Inferior) de la Península Ibérica)". In: (Rodríguez, G.J.A. et alii, eds) New Insights on Ancient Life – XII Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología p 116–119
  3. ^ 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