Discovery of a pterodactylid pterosaur from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China

@article{Xiaolin2001DiscoveryOA,
  title={Discovery of a pterodactylid pterosaur from the Yixian Formation of western Liaoning, China},
  author={Wang Xiaolin and L{\"u} Junchang},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={46},
  pages={A3-A8}
}
A well-preserved pterosaur with nearly complete skull is described from the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation at Sihetun in western Liaoning. It is characterized by a low and long crestless skull, slender and pointed teeth, long metacarpal, nearly equal length of metatarsals I–III and short pedal digit V. It is referred to a new genus and species of the family Pterodactylidae:Haopterus gracilis gen. et sp. nov. This is the first pterosaur with a nearly complete skull from the Jehol Biota; it… 
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