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Altmuehlopterus rhamphastinus

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Published: June 25, 2017
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The species Ornithocephalus rhamphastinus, recently Germanodactylus rhamphastinus has been crying out for a new name ever since it was discovered the headcrests that "Germanodactylus" species shared were evolutionary clingers-on. A recent publication finds that while the two "Germanodactylus" species are closely related, they are part of an evolutionary continuum and they deserve separate genus names to reflect this relationship. As a result, the old pterosaur - first described in 1851 - has received a new name, Altmuehlopterus. sp.lyellcollection.org/content…
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Interesting!
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GERMANODACTYLUS RHAMPHASTINUS! IT RHAMPHI!
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I was hoping nobody would notice it this evening. It will be updated tomorrow with names and info.

Thanks for supporting me. I had been on a break and only found all of your comments when I came on here very recently.
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No problem, love your work man!
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Thanks.
It's updated now.
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Why don't they take Daitingopterus?
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The rules of naming genera and species (the ICZN) say that Daitingopterus is unavailable. But the reason for it needing a new genus name is sound, so it has been named after the river Altmuehl that flows past Daiting and Moernsheim.
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I know the Altmühl. I was digging there myself. Found plenty of ammonites
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Altmuehlopterus? Wasn't it eigther Daitingopterus or Germanodactylus?
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