Genus: Tapejara KELLNER, 1989
Etymology: Tapejara – “The ancient being”, from the Tupian mythology, the main indigenous inhabitants of Brazil.

Species: wellnhoferi KELLNER, 1989
Etymology: In honor of Dr. Peter Wellnhofer, who has contributed very much to the study of pterosaurs.

Holotype: Desiree Collection CD-R-080

Locality: Chapade do Araripe, Ceara State, Northeastern Brazil.

Horizon: Romualdo Member, Santana Formation, Araripe Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Aptian or Early Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material: Fragmentary skull of a juvenile.

Referred material:

KELLNER, 1996

MCT 1500-R: Skull missing tip of premaxillae, part of the middle portion of the skull, and most of the sagittal crest, and the anterior and posterior ends of the mandible and a perfect braincase.


ECK, ELGIN & FREY, 2011

AMNH 24440, UOSG 12891, MN 6595-V: Skulls.

Locality: Unknown, but likely Sierra de Maosina, Chapade do Araripe, Ceara State, Northeastern Brazil.

Horizon: Romualdo Member, Santana Formation, Araripe Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Aptian or Early Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material:

SMNK PAL 1137: Partial skull (adult?) and postcranial elements of at least two different individuals (juveniles).

 

ELGIN & CAMPOS, 2012

Locality: Unknown, Chapade do Araripe, Ceara State, Northeastern Brazil.

Horizon: Romualdo Member, Santana Formation, Araripe Group.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Late Aptian or Early Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material:

SMNK PAL 3986: Fragmentary lower jaw and fragmentary skeleton.

 

VILA NOVA, SAYAO, LANGER, & KELLNER, 2015

AMNH 24445: Cervicals IV to VI.

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