Anhanguera

genus of reptiles (fossil)

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.

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

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