The shape of pterosaur evolution: evidence from the fossil record

@article{Dyke2009TheSO,
  title={The shape of pterosaur evolution: evidence from the fossil record},
  author={Gareth J. Dyke and Alistair J. Mcgowan and Robert L. Nudds and D. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22}
}
Abstract Although pterosaurs are a well‐known lineage of Mesozoic flying reptiles, their fossil record and evolutionary dynamics have never been adequately quantified. On the basis of a comprehensive data set of fossil occurrences correlated with taxon‐specific limb measurements, we show that the geological ages of pterosaur specimens closely approximate hypothesized patterns of phylogenetic divergence. Although the fossil record has expanded greatly in recent years, collectorship still… 
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