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re: Ornithocheirus synonyms
I am also wondering about the various junior synonyms, etc. regarding various
specimens of Ornithocheirus. It is perplexing.
Part of the answer seems to be that there is a spectrum of variety out there as
one rostral morphology blends into another. Could make for some interesting
All of the specimens with a slight lateral expansion, or spoonbill, appear to
be related. All of the specimens with small teeth appear to be related. All of
the specimens with bigger premaxillary teeth than maxillary teeth appear to be
related. The rostral crests mix in with these subsets, though apparently they
are not gender-based.
I didn't see O. cuvieri BMNH 39409 on M. Mortimer's list. Is it distinct in
having a narrow, non-spatulate rostrum and a slight crest? Or does it too have