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A new pterosaur specimen from the Upper Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation (Cretaceous, Valanginian) of southern England and a review of Lonchodectes sagittirostris (Owen 1874)

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Stanislas Rigal
Stanislas Rigal
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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3QL, UK
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Département des Sciences de la Terre, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 46 Allée d’Italie, 69364 Lyon cedex 07, France
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David M. Martill
David M. Martill
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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3QL, UK
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Steven C. Sweetman
Steven C. Sweetman
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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3QL, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2018

Abstract:

A specimen of a pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Upper Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation (Early Cretaceous, Valanginian) of Bexhill, East Sussex, southern England is described. It comprises a small fragment of jaw with teeth, a partial vertebral column and associated incomplete wing bones. The juxtaposition of the bones suggests that the specimen was originally more complete and articulated. Its precise phylogenetic relationships are uncertain but it represents an indeterminate lonchodectid with affinities to Lonchodectes sagittirostris (Owen 1874) which is reviewed here, and may belong in LonchodracoRodrigues & Kellner 2013. This specimen is only the third record of pterosaurs from this formation.

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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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