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Systematic reassessment of the first Jurassic pterosaur from Thailand

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David M. Unwin
David M. Unwin
School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 19 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RF, UK
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David M. Martill
David M. Martill
Palaeobiology Research Group, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3QL, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2018

Abstract:

A pterosaur humerus (PRC 64) from the Upper Jurassic of Thailand was initially assigned to the Azhdarchoidea, an important clade of edentulous Cretaceous pterodactyloid pterosaurs. Here it is reassigned, on the basis of morphological comparisons and a phylogenetic analysis, to the Rhamphorhynchidae, a widely distributed clade of small to medium-sized seemingly piscivorous basal pterosaurs. This record extends the geographical range of rhamphorhynchids and confirms recent findings that these pterosaurs inhabited continental as well as marginal marine ecosystems.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

New Perspectives on Pterosaur Palaeobiology

D.W. E. Hone
D.W. E. Hone
Queen Mary University of London, UK
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M. P. Witton
M. P. Witton
University of Portsmouth, UK
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D. M. Martill
D. M. Martill
University of Portsmouth, UK
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The Geological Society of London
Volume
455
ISBN electronic:
9781786203366
Publication date:
January 01, 2018

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