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Description of Pterosaurian ( Pterodactyloidea : Anhangueridae , Brasileodactylus ) remains from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil

  title={Description of Pterosaurian ( Pterodactyloidea : Anhangueridae , Brasileodactylus ) remains from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil},
  author={Andr{\'e} J. Veldmeijer and Hanneke J. M. Meijer and Marco Signore},
A near-complete mandible (SMNS 55414) and a partial skeleton, including a fragment of maxilla (BSP 1991 I 27), from the Lower Cretaceous Santana Formation (Romualdo Member) of Brazil are described and classified. Both have been assigned to Brasileodactylus. The results are being viewed in the light of the ongoing discussion about Ornithocheiridae-Anhangueridae problem as pinpointed by Veldmeijer (2006). Note, however, that due to the long time it took the editors to publish the present work… 

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  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Journal of Paleontology
  • 2018
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    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 2003
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    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 2003
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