Alanqa saharica

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Alanqa saharica

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Azhdarchoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Superordo: † Pterosauromorpha
Ordo: †Pterosauria
Subordo: †Pterodactyloidea
Superfamilia: Azhdarchoidea

Familia: †Azhdarchidae
Genus: †Alanqa
Species: Alanqa saharica

Name[edit]

  • Alanqa saharica Ibrahim, Unwin, Martill, Baidder & Zouhri, 2012
Holotype: FSAC-KK 26 (Faculté des Sciences Ain Chock, Université Hassan II, Casablanca); almost complete mandibular symphysis.
Type locality: Aferdou N'Chaft, near Begaa, Province d'Errachidia, Morocco, 30° 53′ 51.23″ N 3° 52′ 13.42″ E.
Etymology: Sahara, Desert (Arabic); -ica, belonging to (Greek). Named for the region and environment where the holotype was found.

References[edit]

  • Ibrahim, Nizar, David M. Unwin, David M. Martill, Lahssen Baidder & Samir Zouhri, 2012: A new pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea: Azhdarchidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco. PLoS One, 5(5): e10875. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010875.