Caelestiventus hanseni gen. et sp. nov. extends the desert-dwelling pterosaur record back 65 million years

@article{Britt2018CaelestiventusHG,
  title={Caelestiventus hanseni gen. et sp. nov. extends the desert-dwelling pterosaur record back 65 million years},
  author={Brooks B. Britt and Fabio M Dalla Vecchia and Daniel J. Chure and George F. Engelmann and Michael Whiting and Rodney D. Scheetz},
  journal={Nature Ecology \& Evolution},
  year={2018},
  volume={2},
  pages={1386-1392}
}
Pterosaurs are the oldest known powered flying vertebrates. Originating in the Late Triassic, they thrived to the end of the Cretaceous. Triassic pterosaurs are extraordinarily rare and all but one specimen come from marine deposits in the Alps. A new comparatively large (wing span >150 cm) pterosaur, Caelestiventus hanseni gen. et sp. nov., from Upper Triassic desert deposits of western North America preserves delicate structural and pneumatic details not previously known in early pterosaurs… Expand
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