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A large pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous Ferron Sandstone of Utah

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S. Christopher Bennett
S. Christopher Bennett
Department of Biological Sciences, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601, USA
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Published:
January 01, 2018

Abstract:

Three associated incomplete wing bones of a large pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Ferron Sandstone Member of the Mancos Shale Formation of Utah are described. Based on the morphology of the bones’ articular ends, the specimen is referred to the Pteranodontoidea. Associated ammonites indicate that the specimen’s age is Middle Turonian, so it adds to the sparse worldwide record of Turonian pterosaurs. The record of pteranodontoid pterosaurs in the Western Interior Seaway of North America is reviewed, and it is suggested that pteranodontoids were not diverse.

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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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