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Huaxiapterus jii

Reptilia - Pterosauria - Tapejaridae

Taxonomy
Huaxiapterus jii was named by Lü and Yuan (2005). Its type specimen is GMN-03-11-001, a skeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Chaoyang pterosaurs (PROXY), which is in an Aptian lacustrine horizon in the Jiufotang Formation of China.

It was recombined as Sinopterus jii by Kellner and Campos (2007); it was synonymized subjectively with Sinopterus dongi by Wang and Dong (2008) and Zhou and Wang (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2005Huaxiapterus jii Lu and Yuan
2005Huaxiapterus jii Lü and Yuan p. 453 figs. 1, 2
2007Sinopterus jii Kellner and Campos p. 10
2007Huaxiapterus jii Lü et al. p. 683
2014Huaxiapterus jii Andres et al.

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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
speciesjii

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 jii Lü and Yuan 2005
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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: Padian 1985, Wang and Zhou 2006, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009

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 jii (type locality: 92652)