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Re: Smallest flying vertebrate?
Maybe *Normannognathus* was the smallest known adult pterosaur, I don't
I don't have Buffetaut's paper in front of me, but I don't recall any
mention of adult/juvenile status of the holotype of N. wellnhoferi. I do
recall that the maxilla and premaxilla were unfused and slightly separated.
I don't know if that's typical for pterosaurs or suggests a juvenile
What about *Anurognathus*?<
I believe that Anurognathus is known from (at least one) fairly complete
skeleton which was around 10 cm in length with about a 50 cm
wingspan--roughly the size (in my estimation) of N. wellnhoferi.
At this point I guess my money would be on that diminutive dinosaur
descendent, the bee hummingbird, as the best candidate for the smallest
(known) flying vertebrate.
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