The Osteology and Functional Morphology of the Late Cretaceous Pterosaur Pteranodon Part I. General Description of Osteology

  title={The Osteology and Functional Morphology of the Late Cretaceous Pterosaur Pteranodon Part I. General Description of Osteology},
  author={S. Christopher Bennett},
  journal={Palaeontographica Abteilung A},
  • S. Bennett
  • Published 30 January 2001
  • Geography
  • Palaeontographica Abteilung A
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