A Jurassic pterosaur from Patagonia and the origin of the pterodactyloid neurocranium

@article{Codorni2016AJP,
  title={A Jurassic pterosaur from Patagonia and the origin of the pterodactyloid neurocranium},
  author={Laura Codorni{\'u} and Ariana Paulina Carabajal and Diego Pol and David M. Unwin and Oliver W. M. Rauhut},
  journal={PeerJ},
  year={2016},
  volume={4}
}
Pterosaurs are an extinct group of highly modified flying reptiles that thrived during the Mesozoic. This group has unique and remarkable skeletal adaptations to powered flight, including pneumatic bones and an elongate digit IV supporting a wing-membrane. Two major body plans have traditionally been recognized: the primitive, primarily long-tailed paraphyletic “rhamphorhynchoids” (preferably currently recognized as non-pterodactyloids) and the derived short-tailed pterodactyloids. These two… 

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