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Chaoyangopteridae



Its visible!

The following paper on a splendid new pterosaur with a weird skull and strange 
headcrest:

Junchang Lü, David M. Unwin, Li Xu and Xingliao Zhang 2008. A new azhdarchoid 
pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of China and its implications for pterosaur 
phylogeny and evolution. Naturwissenschaften.

can be found here:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/lj46h69l5149w001/?p=797295b0e22045f780debf3a7d7e0911&pi=0

and there's more where that came from...

Cheers,

Dave

PS. Well, I still think that azhdarchids are dip-feeders and as for 250 
kg...what kind of take-off speed would that require? A big cliff and strong 
nerves? Still, that might explain Dave Martill's azhdarchoid with the 
telescoped beak...

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