Exceptionally preserved juvenile megalosauroid theropod dinosaur with filamentous integument from the Late Jurassic of Germany
- O. Rauhut, C. Foth, Helmut Tischlinger, M. Norell
- Geography, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 2 July 2012
Sciurumimus albersdoerferi represents the phylogenetically most basal theropod that preserves direct evidence for feathers and helps close the gap between feathers reported in coelurosaurian theropods and filaments in ornithischians, further supporting the homology of these structures.
New specimen of Archaeopteryx provides insights into the evolution of pennaceous feathers
- C. Foth, Helmut Tischlinger, O. Rauhut
- 2 July 2014
An analysis of the phylogenetic distribution of pennaceous feathers on the tail, hindlimb and arms of advanced maniraptorans and basal avialans strongly indicates that these structures evolved in a functional context other than flight, most probably in relation to display, as suggested by some previous studies.
New specimens of Pterosauria (Reptilia) with soft parts with implications for pterosaurian anatomy and locomotion
- E. Frey, Helmut Tischlinger, M. Buchy, D. Martill
- GeographyGeological Society Special Publication
Abstract New specimens of pterosaurs with soft-part preservation from the Solnhofen Lithographic Limestone (S Germany) and the Crato Formation (northeastern Brazil) yield hitherto unknown and…
The oldest Archaeopteryx (Theropoda: Avialiae): a new specimen from the Kimmeridgian/Tithonian boundary of Schamhaupten, Bavaria
- O. Rauhut, C. Foth, Helmut Tischlinger
- Biology, GeographyPeerJ
- 26 January 2018
The iconic primeval bird Archaeopteryx was so far mainly known from the Altmühltal Formation of Bavaria, southern Germany, with one specimen having been found in the overlying Mörnsheim Formation, but a new specimen from the earliest Tithonian Painten Formation of Schamhaupten (Bavaria) represents the so far oldest representative of the genus.
The oldest azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen Limestone (Early Tithonian) of Southern Germany
- E. Frey, C. Meyer, Helmut Tischlinger
- 18 October 2011
Based on an almost complete three-dimensionally preserved skeleton, a new genus and species of an azhdarchoid pterosaur Aurorazhdarcho primordius n.gen. n.sp. from the Late Jurassic Solnhofen…
The soft tissue of Jeholopterus (Pterosauria, Anurognathidae, Batrachognathinae) and the structure of the pterosaur wing membrane
- A. Kellner, Xiaolin Wang, Helmut Tischlinger, Diógenes de Almeida Campos, D. Hone, Xi Meng
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 January 2010
Although the understanding of the mechanical properties of the wing membrane is hampered by the lack of knowledge regarding the composition of the actinofibrils, the configuration observed in Jeholopterus might have allowed subtle changes in the membrane tension during flight, resulting in more control of flight movements and the organization of the wings when the animal was at rest.
The Extent of the Preserved Feathers on the Four-Winged Dinosaur Microraptor gui under Ultraviolet Light
- D. Hone, Helmut Tischlinger, Xing（徐星） Xu, Fucheng Zhang
- BiologyPLoS ONE
- 15 February 2010
Examination of the Microraptor gui specimen under ultraviolet light reveals that these feathers actually reach the body of the animal and were not disassociated from the bones, and that their arrangement and orientation is likely correct.
The first record of Late Jurassic crossognathiform fishes from Europe and their phylogenetic importance for teleostean phylogeny
- G. Arratia, Helmut Tischlinger
- 1 August 2010
The Late Jurassic Bavarichthys incognitus from Ettling, Bavaria is described, which represents the oldest record of a crossognathiform in Europe and together with Chongichthy from the Oxfordian of South America stands at the basal levels of a clade includingcrossognathids and pachyrhizodontoids.
A New Non-Pterodactyloid Pterosaur from the Late Jurassic of Southern Germany
- D. Hone, Helmut Tischlinger, E. Frey, M. Röper
- BiologyPLoS ONE
- 5 July 2012
A new genus of non-pterodactyloid pterosaur based on an extremely well preserved fossil of a young juvenile: Bellubrunnus rothgaengeri is described, heralds from a newly explored locality that is older than the classic Solnhofen beds.
A four-legged snake from the Early Cretaceous of Gondwana
- D. Martill, Helmut Tischlinger, N. Longrich
- Environmental Science, BiologyScience
- 24 July 2015
A fossil from the Brazilian Cretaceous period that contains a snakelike species that is elongate and serpentine, with both hind- and forelimbs, suggests that crown Serpentes originated in Gondwana.