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RE: Reading material on Pterosaurs



Dear Randy,
Only this: Peter WELLNHOFER, 1991, The illustrated encyclopedia of
Pterosauria. Pp. 192., Salamander Book, London.

If you can read German, some interesting technical papers (just a sample!)are:

Bakhurina N.N. & Unwin D., 1992, Sordes pilosus and the function of the
fifth toe in pterosaurs: Journ. Vert. Pal., 12(3), Abstracts, 13, 18A.
Bennett C.S., 1987, Pteranodon subadults, and the ontogeny of pterosaurs:
Journ. Vert. Pal., 8(3) Abstracts: 11A.
---,  1992, Sexual dimorphism of Pteranodon and other pterosaurs, with
comments on cranial crests: Journ. Vert. Pal., 12(4):422-434.
---,  1993a, The ontogeny in Pteranodon and other pterosaurs: Paleobiology,
19(1):92-106.
---,  1995, A statistical study of Rhamphorhynchus from the Solnhofen
Limestone of Germany: year-classes of a single large species: Journ.
Paleont., 69:569-580.
----,  1996, Year-classes of pterosaurs from the Solnhofen Limestone of
Germany: taxonomic and systematic implications: Journ. Vert. Pal.,
16(3):432-444.
Dalla Vecchia, F.M., 1995, A new pterosaur (Reptilia, Pterosauria) from the
Norian (Late Triassic) of Friuli (Northeastern Italy). Preliminary note:
Gortania - Atti of the Museum Friulano of Storia Naturale, 16 (1994): 59-66.
Dalla Vecchia, F.M., 1998, New observations on the osteology and taxonomic
status of Preondactylus buffarinii WILD, 1984 (Reptilia, Pterosauria):
Boll. Soc. Paleont. It., 36(3, 1997):355-366.
Kellner, A. W. A. & Tomida, R., 2000, Description of a new species of
Anhangueridae (Pterodactyloidea) with comments on the pterosaur fauna from
the Santana Formation (Aptian-Albian), northeastern Brazil: National
Science Museum Tokyo, Monographs, 17:1-135.
Unwin D.M., 1987, Joggers or waddlers?: Nature, 327:13-14.
---,  1988b, New remains of the pterosaur Dimorphodon (Pterosauria:
Rhamphorhynchoidea) and the terrestrial ability of early pterosaurs: Modern
Geology, 13:57-68.
---,  1992a, Pterosaur wings: The final solution?: Paleont. Newsletter, 16:22.
---,  Martill D.M. & Bakhurina N.N., 1993, The structure of the wing
membrane in pterosaurs: Journ. Vert. Pal., 13(3) abstr., 61A.
Wellnhofer P., 1970, Die Pterodactyloidea (Pterosauria) der
Oberjura-Plattenkalke Süddeutschlands: Abh. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., N.F.,
141:1-33.
---,  1975a, Die Rhamphorhynchoidea (Pterosauria) der Oberjura-Plattenkalke
Süddeutschlands. Teil I: Allgemaine Skelettmorphologie: Palaeontographica,
148:1-33.
---,  1975b, Die Rhamphorhynchoidea (Pterosauria) der Oberjura-Plattenkalke
Süddeutschlands. Teil II: Systematische Beschereibung: Palaeontographica,
148:132-186.
---,  1975c, Die Rhamphorhynchoidea (Pterosauria) der Oberjura-Plattenkalke
Süddeutschlands. Teil III: Palökologie und Stammesgeschichte:
Palaeontographica, 149:1-30.
---,  1978, Pterosauria. In: P. Wellnhofer (Ed.), Handbuch der
Paläoherpetologie, 19:1-82, Stuttgart.
---, 1985, Neue Pterosaurier aus der Santana-Formation (Apt) der Chapada do
Araripe, Brasilien: Palaeontographica, A, 187:105-182. 
---, 1987, Die Flughaut von Pterodactylus (Reptilia, Pterosauria) am
Beispiel des Wiener Exemplares von Pterodactylus kochi (Wagner): Ann.
Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 88A:149-162.
---,  1991a, Weitere Pterosaurierfunde aus der Santana-Formation (Apt) der
Chapada do Araripe, Brasilien: Palaeontographica, A, 215:43-101.
---,  1975, Ein Flugsaurier-Rest aus dem Lias Epsilon (Toarcium) von
Erzingen (Schwäbischer Jura): Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk., ser.B, 17:1-16.
---,  1978, Die Flugsaurier (Reptilia, Pterosauria) aus der Oberen Trias
von Cene bei Bergamo, Italien:  Boll. Soc. Paleont. Ital., 17(2):176-256.
---,  1984b, A new pterosaur (Reptilia, Pterosauria) from the Upper
Triassic (Norian) of Friuli, Italy: Gortania - Atti Mus. Friul. St. Nat.,
5:45-62.
---,  1994, A juvenile specimen of Eudimorphodon ranzii Zambelli (Reptilia,
Pterosauria) from the Upper Triassic (Norian) of Bergamo: Rivista del Museo
civico di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi" Bergamo, 16(1993):91-115.

Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia, PhD
Museo Paleontologico Cittadino
Via Valentinis 134
I-34074 Monfalcone
ITALY
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