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A new Edentate Pterosaur of the lower Cretaceous from the Araripe Basin, Northeast Brazil

@article{Kellner1989ANE,
  title={A new Edentate Pterosaur of the lower Cretaceous from the Araripe Basin, Northeast Brazil},
  author={Alexander W A Kellner},
  journal={Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciencias},
  year={1989},
  volume={61},
  pages={439-446}
}
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