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Raeticodactylus skull

Raeticodactylus (Fröbisch and Fröbisch 2006, Stecher 2008, Fig.1) is a skinny, nose–crested, Triassic pterosaur that nests with the holotype of Austriadactylus (Fig. 3), also a Triassic nose-crested pterosaur. 599 more words

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Uncanny Georgia: Pterosaurs

Yes, pterosaurs. Apparently, there have been several sightings of large flying creatures in north Georgia that strongly resemble pterosaurs, prehistoric flying reptiles believed extinct for 65 million years. 293 more words


What lies beneath: Solnhofen fossil before and after preparation

Solnhofen formation fossils
(Latest Jurassic, Germany) are famous for their detail and for the variety of animals found within the hundreds of layers that make up the formation. 233 more words

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At last! Two pterosaur specimens that may be conspecific!

Phylogenetic lumpers
like to consider several closely related specimens conspecific and/or congeneric.

Phylogenetic splitters
do the opposite. Rarely are specimens conspecific and/or congeneric in their eyes. 346 more words

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There is said to be a creature reminiscent of a Pterosaur seen by the people who live in as well as explorers of the Mwinilunga district’s Jiundu swamps of Western Zambia, Angola and Congo. 150 more words

A new Rhamphorhynchus from England

Rhamphorhynchus specimens come from the Solnhofen limestones of southern Germany. A few questionable scraps have been reported from elsewhere around the world.

A recent paper… 829 more words

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