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A French Azhdarchid Pterosaur
New in Comptes Rendus...
Buffetaut, E. 2001. An azhdarchid pterosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of
France). _Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences [Sciences de la Terre et
des planètes] (Sér.
II)_ 333 (6): 357-361.
"Pterosaurs were hitherto represented in the abundant and varied Late
Maastrichtian vertebrate assemblages of southern France by very scanty remains,
which did not
allow an identification at the family level. An incomplete cervical vertebra
from a locality of
that age at Cruzy (Hérault, southern France) is described and identified as
belonging to an
azhdarchid pterosaur with an estimated wingspan of about 3 m."
This complements recent work by other European workers (in Romania and Sapin)
including this 10ft winged form...
Jaime A. Headden
Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Pampas!!!!
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