A new scaphognathine pterosaur from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming, USA

@article{Carpenter2003ANS,
  title={A new scaphognathine pterosaur from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming, USA},
  author={K. Carpenter and D. Unwin and Karen Cloward and C. Miles and C. J. Miles},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  year={2003},
  volume={217},
  pages={45 - 54}
}
  • K. Carpenter, D. Unwin, +2 authors C. J. Miles
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • Abstract A partial rostrum of a new species of scaphognathine pterosaur, distinguished by a thin median crest along its dorsal margin and a deep embayment of the dental margin, is the first identifiable cranial fragment of a pterosaur from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of western North America. By contrast with pterodactyloids, cranial crests are rare in “rhamphorhynchoids” and this is the first record of such a structure. The new material provides fresh insights into the taxonomic… CONTINUE READING
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