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Alanqa saharica

Reptilia - Azhdarchidae

Taxonomy
Alanqa saharica was named by Ibrahim et al. (2010). Its type specimen is FSAC-KK 26, a mandible (Almost complete mandibular symphysis), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Aferdou N'Chaft, Begaa, which is in a Cenomanian fluvial sandstone in the Kem Kem Formation of Morocco. It is the type species of Alanqa.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2010Alanqa saharica Ibrahim et al. p. 4 figs. 2-4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
RankNameAuthor
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
suborderPterodactyloideaPlieninger 1901
Lophocratia
superfamilyOrnithocheiroideaSeeley 1870
superfamilyAzhdarchoideaUnwin 1992
Neoazhdarchia
familyAzhdarchidae
genusAlanqa
speciessaharica

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
N. Ibrahim et al. 2010Elongate mandibular symphysis (length/maximum depth >10) with remarkably straight dorsal and ventral profile in lateral view and a well developed “V”-shaped midline ridge that bounds the posterior end of the occlusal surface of the mandibular symphysis, bifurcates posteriorly and projects well above the occlusal margin of the symphysis.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: volanto
Diet: piscivoreo
Created: 2009-01-04 11:38:30
Modified: 2017-04-17 10:39:23
Source: o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Padian 1985

Age range: Cenomanian or 100.50000 to 93.90000 Ma

Collections (4 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian113.0 - 93.5Morocco (Er Rachidia) Alanqa saharica (165440)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Morocco (Er Rachidia) Alanqa saharica (96222 type locality: 96223) Azhdarchidae indet. (90076)