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Huaxiapterus benxiensis

Reptilia - Pterosauria - Tapejaridae

Taxonomy
Huaxiapterus benxiensis was named by Lü et al. (2007). Its type specimen is BXGM V0011, a skeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Lianhe Town, which is in an Aptian lacustrine - large horizon in the Jiufotang Formation of China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Huaxiapterus benxiensis Lü et al. pp. 683-684 figs. 1-3
2014Huaxiapterus benxiensis Andres et al.
2014Huaxiapterus benxiensis Headden and Campos

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
RankNameAuthor
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
orderPterosauriaKaup 1834
suborderPterodactyloideaPlieninger 1901
superfamilyAzhdarchoideaUnwin 1992
Neoazhdarchia
superfamilyTapejaroideaKellner 1989
familyTapejaridae
genusHuaxiapterus
speciesbenxiensis

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.

Huaxiapterus benxiensis Lü et al. 2007
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: volantf
Diet: frugivoref
Created: 2009-01-05 17:55:32
Modified: 2009-01-05 19:55:32
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Wang and Zhou 2006, Padian 1985, Hendy et al. 2009, Carroll 1988

Age range: Aptian or 125.00000 to 113.00000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aptian125.0 - 113.0China (Liaoning) Huaxiapterus benxiensis (type locality: 92905)