Anhanguera

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Anhanguera
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous 112 – 94 mya
Anhanguera santanae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Pterosauria
Suborder: Pterodactyloidea
Family: Ornithocheiridae
Subfamily: Anhanguerinae
Genus: Anhanguera
Campos & Kellner, 1985
Species
  • A. santanae Wellnhofer, 1985 (type)
  • A. blittersdorfi Campos & Kellner, 1985
  • A. cuvieri (Bowerbank vide Seeley, 1865) Unwin et al., 2000
  • A. fittoni (Owen, 1859) Unwin et al., 2000

Anhanguera, which means 'Old Devil', was a pterodactyl from the Upper Cretaceous. It was found in the Santana Formation of Brazil, and specimens from England are also placed in this genus.

It ate fish and grew to 14 feet (4.5 meters) across. The species Anhanguera piscator is now placed in the genus Coloborhynchus.