A new azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of Lebanon

  title={A new azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) of Lebanon},
  author={Ross A. Elgin and Eberhard Frey},
  journal={Swiss Journal of Geosciences},
A new pterosaur, Microtuban altivolans gen. et sp. nov., is described from the Sannine Formation of northern Lebanon. The specimen is the first pterosaur from the Early Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) locality of Hjoûla and is regarded as the most complete pterosaur fossil discovered from Africa. While postcranial characters indicate a possible relationship with members of the Thalassodromidae or Chaoyangopteridae, the specimen possesses an exceptionally short wing-finger phalanx 4, forming only 1… 

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