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David Peters wrote...

This specimen of Diopecephalus (aka Pterodactylus) 
longicollum (mislabeled here as "Cynorhamphus" (sic) from 
the AMNH is a great example of the narrow wing 
membrane completely disconnected from the hind limbs. 
Just found it today.

Could the specimen be a composite? The wing and leg 
bones are strikingly darker in colour from the rest of the 
specimen; this looks suspicious.

Many thanks indeed for the reprint David.

Darren Naish
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth UK, PO1 3QL

email: darren.naish@port.ac.uk
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