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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.
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.
Premaxillary crest variation within the Wukongopteridae (Reptilia, Pterosauria) and comments on cranial structures in pterosaurs.
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It is argued that the function of cranial structures in pterosaurs cannot be dismissed a priori as a valuable tool for species recognition and there is no significant variation in the anatomy of the pelvis of crested and crestless specimens.
A new boreopterid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China, with a reassessment of the phylogenetic relationships of the Boreopteridae
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A new species of boreopterid pterosaur from the new fossil locality, Heichengzi, Beipiao, western Liaoning, China allows a reassessment of the Boreopteridae, and this new Boreopterus species has a large size, a piriform orbit, an extensively fenestrated Lacrimal, and a posteriorly directed lacrimal process that differs from Borepterus cuiae.
Egg accumulation with 3D embryos provides insight into the life history of a pterosaur
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The geological context, including at least four levels with embryos and eggs, indicates that this deposit was formed by a rare combination of events, with storms acting on a nesting ground, and supports colonial nesting behavior and potential nesting site fidelity in the Pterosauria.
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