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Re: New Chinese Pterosaur



The Chinese Science Bulletin has a nice pic of Haopterus gracilis on its web 
site 
(http://www.scichina.com/ky/0113/kyfm13.stm).

Looks as if this new pterosaur is not Eosipterus, which means that three 
distinct genera, one 'rhamphorhynchoid' (Dendrorhynchoides) and two 
pterodactyloids (Eosipterus and Haopterus), are now known from the Liaoning 
deposits.  A lagerstätte with diverse bird and pterosaur assemblages - so much 
for the idea that these groups were competitors, as Unwin 1988 argued. D'oh!

Tschuess

Dave 

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