A new azhdarchid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco

  title={A new azhdarchid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous phosphates of Morocco},
  author={Xabier Pereda Suberbiola and Nathalie Bardet and St{\'e}phane Jouve and Mohamed Iarochene and Ba{\^a}di Bouya and Mbarek Amaghzaz},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={79 - 90}
Abstract A large azhdarchid pterosaur is described from the Late Maastrichtian phosphatic deposits of the Oulad Abdoun Basin, near Khouribga (central Morocco). The material consists of five closely associated cervical vertebrae of a single individual. The mid-series neck vertebrae closely resemble those of azhdarchids Quetzalcoatlus and Azhdarcho in that they are elongate, with vestigial neural spines, prezygapophysial tubercles, a pair of ventral sulci near the prezygapophyses, and without… 

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