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Re: No Country For Old Papers

Quoting "Jerry D. Harris" <jharris@dixie.edu>:

> Molnar, R.E., and Thulborn, R.A. 2007. An incomplete pterosaur skull from
> the Cretaceus of north-central Queensland, Australia. Arquivos do Museu
> Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 65(4):461-470.
> ABSTRACT: An incomplete pterosaur skull was found in the Albian marine
> Toolebuc Formation near Hughenden, Queensland, Australia. Although only the
> snout and part of the jaws are preserved, the specimen has two unique
> characters: posterior dentary teeth relatively large (approximately half the
> depth of the dentary) and posterior dentary and maxillary teeth relatively
> widely spaced (only 3 maxillary teeth between the last enlarged tooth and
> the nasopreorbital opening), and a unique combination of other characters.
> Thus, it is assigned to the new genus and species, Mythunga camara gen.nov.,
> sp.nov., provisionally related to plesiomorphic pterodactyloids. The snout
> was apparently hollow with a boxlike internal structure, supporting the
> characterization of pterosaurs as 'optical illusions'. This specimen
> represents at least the second pterosaur taxon from Queensland.

I wonder if this specimen is the '?Anhanguera' material we've been waiting many 
years to be 
published? That specimen was described as 'missing the tip, broken through the 
antorbital fenestra'.


Dann Pigdon
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