First tapejarid pterosaur from the Wessex Formation (Wealden Group: Lower Cretaceous, Barremian) of the United Kingdom

  title={First tapejarid pterosaur from the Wessex Formation (Wealden Group: Lower Cretaceous, Barremian) of the United Kingdom},
  author={David M. Martill and Mick Green and Roy E. Smith and Megan L. Jacobs and Jack Winch},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},
A new azhdarchoid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil and the paleobiogeography of the Tapejaridae
The inclusion of the new taxon in current phylogenetic frameworks, in addition to similarity cluster analyses of Early Cretaceous tapejarid-bearing pterosaur faunas, indicate Gondwana as the most parsimonious origin center for Tapejaridae, and show that pterosaurs communities were affected by large scale tectonic-driven vicariant events.
A new specimen of Sinopterus dongi (Pterosauria, Tapejaridae) from the Jiufotang Formation (Early Cretaceous, China)
A new postcranial specimen, D3072, is presented, which is attributed to the type-species of the genus, Sinopterus dongi, which helps shed some new light in the osteology of Sinopteri complex, hopefully serving as a basis for future comparative studies involving further specimens and other proposed species and, subsequently, taxonomic revisions.
A new wing skeleton of the Jehol tapejarid Sinopterus and its implications for ontogeny and paleoecology of the Tapejaridae
The tapejarid pterosaurs flourished in the Jehol Biota with an abundance of immature individuals and a rarity of individuals at skeletal maturity. Most of these individuals plot well on an


New information on the Tapejaridae (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) and discussion of the relationships of this clade
Abstract. A phylogenetic analysis indicates that the Tapejaridae is a monophyletic group of pterodactyloid pterosaurs, diagnosed by the following synapomorphies: premaxillary sagittal crest that
A Basal Tapejarine (Pterosauria; Pterodactyloidea; Tapejaridae) from the Crato Formation, Early Cretaceous of Brazil
A three-dimensional and almost complete pterosaur mandible from the Crato Formation, Araripe Basin, is described as a new species of a tapejarine tapejarid, demonstrating how their morphological traits probably evolved and that these forms were even more diverse than already acknowledged.
A New Crested Pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Spain: The First European Tapejarid (Pterodactyloidea: Azhdarchoidea)
The discovery of Europejara in the Barremian of the Iberian Peninsula reveals an earlier and broader global distribution of tapejarids, suggesting a Eurasian origin of this group.
A new pterosaur (Pterodactyloidea, Tapejaridae) from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of western Liaoning, China and its implications for biostratigraphy
In this article we describe a new and exceptionally well-preserved pterodactyloid pterosaur,Sinopterus dongi gen. et sp. nov. from the Jiufotang Formation in western Liaoning Province of northeast
A New Species of Huaxiapterus (Pterosauria: Pterodactyloidea) from the Lower Cretaceous of Western Liaoning, China with Comments on the Systematics of Tapejarid Pterosaurs
A new species of tapejarid pterosaur is erected on the basis of a nearly complete skull and postcranial skeleton from the Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Liaoning Province, China and it is proposed that Tapejaridae be restricted to Tapejara, Sinopterus and Huaxiapters.
A new unusual tapejarid (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from the Early Cretaceous Romualdo Formation, Araripe Basin, Brazil
  • A. Kellner
  • Biology
    Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 2013
A new unusual tapejarid pterosaur from the Early Cretaceous Romualdo Formation (Araripe Basin, Brazil) is described, based on a skull, lower jaw and some postcranial elements, demonstrating that the evolution of palatal region in pterosaurs is more complex than previously thought.
New Pterodactyl oid Pterosaur from the Yixian Formation of Western Liaoning
Eopteranodon is small with a wing-span approximately 1.1 m, and the unfused carpals, nearly straight deltopetoral crest of the humerus and metacarpal Ⅳ slightly longer than ulna indicate that it represents a new, more primitive pterodactyliod pterosaur, which may be similar to Pteranodon.