Anhanguera

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Anhanguera
Temporal range: Lower Cretaceous 112 – 94 mya
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Anhanguera santanae
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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.