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An unusual long-tailed pterosaur with elongated neck from western Liaoning of China.
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A phylogenetic analysis including most non-pterodactyloid pterosaurs shows that Wukongopterus lii gen. et sp.
New long-tailed pterosaurs (Wukongopteridae) from western Liaoning, China.
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Two almost complete long-tailed pterosaurs from the Linglongta, Jianchang County, western Liaoning, China, are described and represent new taxa referred to the non-pterodactyloid clade Wukongopteridae, suggesting that they might have occupied slightly different ecological niches.
New toothed flying reptile from Asia: close similarities between early Cretaceous pterosaur faunas from China and Brazil
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The new species is closely related to a rare taxon from the Brazilian Crato Formation, posing an interesting paleobiogeographic problem and supporting the hypothesis that at least some early Cretaceous pterosaur clades, such as the Tapejaridae and the Anhangueridae, might have originated in Asia.
A new scaphognathid pterosaur from western Liaoning, China
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The discovery of J. robustus demonstrates a larger diversity in the pterosaur fauna of the Linglongta region so far dominated by the non-pterodactyloid clade Wukongopteridae, mainly by the lower number of teeth and several proportions of the wing elements.
An Early Cretaceous pterosaur with an unusual mandibular crest from China and a potential novel feeding strategy
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A new genus and species of toothed pteranodontoid pterosaur, Ikrandraco avatar, is described based on two laterally flattened specimens from the Aptian Jiufotang Formation of northeast China, suggesting distinct resource exploitation in this part of China during the Early Cretaceous.
New turtle egg fossil from the Upper Cretaceous of the Laiyang Basin, Shandong Province, China.
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A new type of turtle egg fossil was established: Emydoolithus laiyangensis oogen based on its elliptical morphological shape, rigid eggshells, and eggshell characteristics, showing the Laiyang ecosystem in Late Cretaceous is more diversified than previously thought.
Short note on an anurognathid pterosaur with a long tail from the Upper Jurassic of China
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A new anurognathid specimen from Mutoudeng, Qinglong, Hebei, China is reported that shows the most complete tail of this non-pterodactyloid clade, which is a very primitive character within pterosaurs.
New evidence from China for the nature of the pterosaur evolutionary transition
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A new genus and species, Douzhanopterus zhengi, that has a reduced tail, 173% the length of the humerus, and a reduced fifth pedal digit, and is the sister group to the ‘Painten pro-pterodactyloid’ and the PterodACTyloidea, reducing the evolutionary gap between long- and short-tailed pterosaurs.
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