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Temporal range: Early-Late Cretaceous, 120–94Ma
Anhanguera blittersdorfi.JPG
A. blittersdorffi skull, Natural History Museum, London
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Pterosauria
Clade: Pteranodontoidea
Family: Anhangueridae
Campos & Kellner, 1985
Type species
Anhanguera blittersdorffi
Campos & Kellner, 1985


Anhangueridae[2] is a group of pterosaurs within the suborder Pterodactyloidea. They were among the last pterosaurs to possess teeth. A recent study discussing the group considered the Anhangueridae to be typified by a premaxillary crest and a lateral expansion in the distal rostrum. The same study presented a cladistic analysis, for which an "Agreement subtree" was calculated. The Anhangueridae was found to be sister taxon to the large crested "Tropeognathus".[3]


  1. ^ Rodrigues, T. and Kellner, A.W.A. (2008). "Review of the pterodactyloid pterosaur Colobrohynchus." Pp. 219–228 in: Hone, D.W.E. and Buffetaut, E. (eds), Flugsaurier: pterosaur papers in honour of Peter Wellnhofer. Zitteliana B, 28.
  2. ^ Campos DA, Kellner AWA (1985). "Panorama of the flying reptiles study in Brazil and South America." Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 57: 453–466.
  3. ^ Rodrigues, T. and Kellner, A.W.A. (2013). "Taxonomic review of the Ornithocheirus complex (Pterosauria) from the Cretaceous of England." Zoo keys, 308: 1-112. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.308.5559.