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Re: New pterosaur paper (short)



"The slur upon pterosaur trustworthiness is therefore
entirely theirs, not mine."

I'm sure this is simply a typo. The french abstract
has "Les « reptiles volants » de lâ??ère
mèsozoïque." 

Cheers,
Christopher Collinson

--- Christopher Taylor <gerarus@westnet.com.au> wrote:

> I just received notification of this today:
> 
> Billon-Bruyat, J. P. 2005 [actual date 2006]. First
> record of a
> non-pterodactyloid pterosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria)
> from Switzerland.
> Eclogae Geologicae Helveticae 98 (3): 313-317.
> 
> "The remains of pterosaurs, the �lying reptiles�
of
> the Mesozoic Era,
> are usually rare in vertebrate deposits, except in
> the few pterosaur
> Lagerst�tten. The Upper Jurassic carbonate
deposits
> of the Swiss Jura
> mountains well illustrate this rarity, with only one
> pterosaur remain
> reported until now, a wing phalanx (from the fourth
> digit, bearer of the
> flight membrane) from the Solothurn Turtle Limestone
> (upper
> Kimmeridgian, Canton Solothurn), assigned to a
> Pterodactyloidea. Here we
> report the second occurrence of a pterosaur from
> Switzerland, a shaft
> fragment of a wing phalanx from the upper
> Kimmeridgian of Porrentruy
> (Canton Jura). This bone is the first record of a
> Swiss
> non-pterodactyloid pterosaur. It is assigned to a
> large-sized
> Rhamphorhynchinae indet. (Rhamphorhynchidae). A
> comparison with tetrapod
> assemblages from other Late Jurassic coastal
> environments of western
> Europe underlines the peculiar aspect of this
> discovery."
> 
>    I would like to note that I cut and pasted the
> abstract straight from
> the SpringerLink website
> (http://springerlink.metapress.com/). The slur
> upon pterosaur trustworthiness is therefore entirely
> theirs, not mine.
> 
>     Cheers,
> 
>         Christopher Taylor
> 
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