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Pterofiltrus, new pterosaur from China



From: Ben Creisler
bscreisler@yahoo.com
 
New online in the open access journal Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias: 
 
JIANG, Shunxing  and  WANG, Xiaolin (2011)
A new ctenochasmatid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous, western Liaoning, 
China.
Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias 83 (4): 1243-1249. ISSN 0001-3765.  
http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0001-37652011000400011.
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0001-37652011000400011&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
free pdf:   http://www.scielo.br/pdf/aabc/v83n4/10.pdf
 
A nearly complete skull of a new ctenochasmatid pterosaur, Pterofiltrus qiui 
gen. et sp. nov., from the Lower Cretaceous deposits of Liaoning, China, is 
described here. The specimen (IVPP V12339), was collected from the shale of the 
lower Yixian Formation (125 Ma) at the Zhangjiagou locality. It has the 
following combination of characters: about 112 teeth in total (including the 
upper and lower jaws); the dentition occupies more than 50% of the skull 
length; the anterior teeth vary in size; the mandibular symphysis is longer 
than half of the whole mandible length; in ventral view, an apparent symphyseal 
trough in the median part of the symphysis.

 
Note: The name is misspelled in the actual abstract and key words as 
"Pterofiltus" but is officially Pterofiltrus in the body of the paper.