Name: Lacusovagus (Lake wanderer).
Phonetic: La-cu-so-va-gus.
Named By: Mark Witton - 2008.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea, Azhdarchoidea, Chaoyangopteridae.
Species: L. magnificens (type).
Type: Carnivore.
Size: 4.1 meter wingspan.
Known locations: Brazil, Araripe Basin - Crato Formation.
Time period: Aptian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial upper jaw and skull.

       Analysis of the Lacusovagus fossils indicates that it is a member of the Chaoyangopteridae family of pterosaurs. This is significant as it up until the discovery of Lacusovagus, the members of this group were known only from Asia.

Further reading
- A new azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Aptian?) of Brazil. - Palaeontology 51:1289-1300. - M. P. Witton - 2008.


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