[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Chris Bennett's pteroid paper in JVP



I urge all pterosaur workers to take a good hard look at Chris Bennett's new paper in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27: 881-891.
"Articulation and function of the pteroid in pterosaurs."


Bennett details with many fossil samples the articulation of the pteroid on the medial side of the preaxial carpal and the placement of a sesamoid in the concavity of the preaxial carpal formerly (and by some, currently) considered the articular site for the pteroid. Then he reviews various possibilities and impossibilities in pteroid movement and function.

Bennett makes sense and he shows evidence.

That was a great paper.

He nailed it.

David Peters
St. Louis