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Enigmatic Solnhofen reptile?

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So I was browsing through the Archaeopteryx lithographica records on FossilWorks; and in one of the three records (from Workerszell, Eichstätt), I notice the mention of an 'unclassified' reptile taxon "Rhacehosaurus gracilis". The only further information that was provided was the age range (150.8 to 145.5 Ma) and the geographical distribution. I looked elsewhere online (google scholar, ResearchGate...) for any other mention of the genus "Rhacehosaurus", and nothing else turns up. Do you people know about this enigmatic taxon? Is it some kind of invalid synonym or something?

I'd love to know more about this..

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DPS Ammonite

Check out this reference from Journal of Paleontology that mentions Rhacehosaurus: http://paleobiodb.org/classic/displayReference?reference_no=43156

 

 

 

M. B. Andrade, M. T. Young, J. B. Desojo and S. L. Brusatte. 2010. The evolution of extreme hypercarnivory in Metriorhynchidae (Mesoeucrocodylia: Thalattosuchia) based on evidence from microscopic denticle morphology. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(5):1451-1465 [M. Young/M. Young]

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Thanks for the paper :) looking forward to finding more about it (I wasn't really expecting Rhacehosaurus to appear in a metryorhynchid paper, though)...

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piranha

correct spelling: Rhacheosaurus

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DPS Ammonite

Thanks Piranha for the correct spelling. Without knowledge of the genus, finding the correct spelling would be difficult. Google search did not find the correct spelling when I searched for the incorrect one. See Wikipedia article with references.     https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhacheosaurus

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The Amateur Paleontologist

@piranha Thanks for the correction

 

And sorry for spreading misinformation, guys :(

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piranha
1 minute ago, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

@piranha Thanks for the correction

 

And sorry for spreading misinformation, guys :(

 

 

It wasn't your fault.  PBDB has it wrong on the page you linked.  It is correct at another entry at PBDB.  Typos happen!  lol :P

 

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The Amateur Paleontologist

Ok, thanks for the info.. I hadn't considered the option that it was a typo :headscratch:

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