A New Darwinopterid Pterosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Western Liaoning, Northeastern China and its Ecological Implications

  title={A New Darwinopterid Pterosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Western Liaoning, Northeastern China and its Ecological Implications},
  author={Junchang L{\"u} and Li Xu and Huali Chang and Xingliao Zhang},
  journal={Acta Geologica Sinica ‐ English Edition},
A new species of Darwinopterus, D. robustodens sp. nov. is described and named. Based on the new specimen, the diagnostic characters of Darwinopterus are amended and include: rostral dentition composed of well‐spaced, spike‐like teeth; the longest teeth are confined to the anterior half of the tooth row; tooth alveoli have raised margins; nasoantorbital fenestra confluent; inclined quadrate; elongate cervical vertebrae with low neural spine and reduced or absent ribs; long tail of more than 20… 
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    Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2013
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