Evidence for modular evolution in a long-tailed pterosaur with a pterodactyloid skull.

@article{L2010EvidenceFM,
  title={Evidence for modular evolution in a long-tailed pterosaur with a pterodactyloid skull.},
  author={Junchang L{\"u} and David M. Unwin and Xingsheng Jin and Yongqing Liu and Qiang Ji},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={277 1680},
  pages={383-9}
}
The fossil record is a unique source of evidence for important evolutionary phenomena such as transitions between major clades. Frustratingly, relevant fossils are still comparatively rare, most transitions have yet to be documented in detail and the mechanisms that underpin such events, typified by rapid large scale changes and for which microevolutionary processes seem insufficient, are still unclear. A new pterosaur (Mesozoic flying reptile) from the Middle Jurassic of China, Darwinopterus… CONTINUE READING
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