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re: Papers on pterosaur ontogeny



Hi Nick,

Old request, but a quick scan revealed nothing was answered online. Apologies 
if this duplicates earlier replies.

Almost anything by Chris Bennett, including his new paper on the small 
anurognathid, has something to do with ontogeny. Wellnhofer (1970, 1975, and 
1991) labeled many a juvenile. Also David Unwin's The Pterosaurs from Deep Time 
dips its unguals in these waters.

Refs below.

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BENNETT, S.C. 1995. A statistical study of Rhamphorhynchus from the Solnhofen 
Limestone of Germany: Year-classes of a single large species. â Journal of 
Paleontology 69: 569â580.

BENNETT, S.C. 1993. The ontogeny of Pteranodon and other pterosaurs. 
Paleobiology 19: 92â106.

Bennett, S.C. 1996b. Year-classes of pterosaurs from the Solnhofen Limestone of 
Germany: taxonomic and systematic implications. Journal of Vertebrate 
Paleontology 16: 432â444.

BENNETT, S.C. 2004. New information on the pterosaur Scaphognathus 
crassirostris and the pterosaurian cervical series. â Journal of Vertebrate 
Paleontology 24 (Supplement to 3): 38A

BENNETT, S.C. 2006. Juvenile specimens of the pterosaur Germanodactylus 
cristatus, with a review of the genus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 26: 
872â878.

BENNETT, S.C. 2007. A review of the pterosaur Ctenochasma: taxonomy and 
ontogeny. Neues Jahrbuch Geologie und Palaeontologie, Abhandlung. 245: 23â31.

BENNETT, S. C. 2008. A second specimen of the pterosaur Anurognathus ammoni. 
PalÃontologische Zeitschrift 81(4): 376-398.

CHIAPPE, L.M., CODORNIÃ, L, GRELLET-TINNER, G., & RIVAROL, D.  2004. 
Argentinian unhatched pterosaur fossil. Nature 432: 571â572.

CHINSAMY, A. CODORNIÃ, L. & CHIAPPE, L. 2008. Developmental growth patterns of 
the filter-feeder pterosaur, Pterodaustro guiÃazui. Biology Letters. 
Paleontology. The Royal Society. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0004

CODORNIÃ, L. & CHIAPPE, L.M. 2004: Early juvenile pterosaurs 
(Pterodactyloidea: P
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DEEMING, C. & UNWIN. D.M. 2007. Eggshell structure and its implications for 
pterosaur reproductive biology and physiology. In: Hone. D. ed. Flugsaurier â 
The Wellnhofer pterosaur meeting abstracts, Munich.

DE RICQLÃS, A.J., PADIAN K., HORNER J.R., & FRANCILLON-VIELLOT H.  2000 
Paleohistology of the bones of pterosaurs (Reptilia: Archosauria): anatomy, 
ontogeny, and biomechanical implications. â Zoological Journal of the Linnean 
Society 129: 349-385.

JENKINS, F.A. JR., SHUBIN, N.H., GATESY, S.M. & PADIAN, K. 2001. A diminutive 
pterosaur (Pterosauria: Eudimorphodontidae) from the Greenlandic Triassic. â 
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 155(9): 
487-506.

JI, Q. ET AL. 2004. Pterosaur egg with leathery shell. Nature 432: 572.

MATEER, N.J. 1976. A statistical study of the genus Pterodactylus. Ââ 
Bulletin of the Geological Institute, Univedrsity of Uppsala, N.S., 6: 97â105.

PADIAN, K., DE RICQLÃS, A.J. & HORNER, J.R. 1995. Bone histology determines 
identification of new fossil taxon of pterosaurs (Reptilia: Archosauria). 
Comptes Rendus AcadÃmie des Sciences du Paris, SÃries II 320: 77Ââ84.

PADIAN, K., HORNER, J.R., & DE RICQLES, A., 2004, Growth in small dinosaurs and 
pterosaurs: the evolution of archosaurian growth strategies: â Journal of 
Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4): 555-571.

UNWIN, D.M. 2005. The Pterosaurs: From Deep Time. Pi Press, 352 pp., New York.

WANG, X-L & ZHOU, Z. 2004. Palaeontology: pterosaur embryo from the Early 
Cretaceous. Nature 429: 623.

WANG, X,-L., KELLNER, A.W.A., ZHOU, Z., & CAMPOS, D.A.  2008. Discovery of a 
rare arboreal forest-dwelling flying reptile (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) 
from China. â PNAS 105: 1983â1987.

WELLNHOFER, P. 1970. Die Pterodactyloidea (Pterosauria) der 
Oberjura-Plattenkalke SÃddeutschlands. Abhandlungen der Bayerischen Akademie 
der Wissenschaften, N.F., Munich 141: 1â133.

WELLNHOFER, P. 1975a. Teil I. Die Rhamphorhynchoidea (Pterosauria) de
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WELLNHOFER, P. 1975b. Teil II. Systematische Beschreibung. Palaeontographica A 
148: 132â186.

WELLNHOFER, P. 1975c. Teil III. PalÃÃkologie und Stammesgeschichte. 
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WILD, R. 1978. Die Flugsaurier (Reptilia, Pterosauria) aus der Oberen Trias von 
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