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

Barbosania gracilirostris, new Brazilian pterosaur (correction)

From: Ben Creisler

Apologies for the problem in the subject heading I just sent. I copied the
name from the article title on the web page, which was missing the space
between the genus and species, and hit send before I caught the problem.
The spacing is now fixed.

Ross A. Elgin and Eberhard Frey (2011)
A new ornithocheirid, Barbosania gracilirostris gen. et sp. nov.
(Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from the Santana Formation (Cretaceous) of
NE Brazil 
Swiss Journal of Palaeontology (advance online publication)
DOI: 10.1007/s13358-011-0017-4

An almost complete, ornithocheirid pterosaur from the Romulado Member of
the Santana Formation, NE Brazil is described. The specimen lacks a rostral
and dentary median sagittal crest and is sufficiently distinct from other
crestless taxa to warrant the erection of a new genus and species,
Barbosania gracilirostris gen. et sp. nov. It confirms the absence of a
crest as a genuine condition rather than a consequence of ontogenetic
immaturity and indicates a shift from the previously observed pattern of
suture closure in pterodactyloid pterosaurs, where partial fusion of the
extensor tendon process has occurred at a relatively small size. Several
specimens showing morphology similar to Brasileodactylus may instead be
more closely allied to B. gracilirostris. 

mail2web.com ? Enhanced email for the mobile individual based on Microsoft®
Exchange - http://link.mail2web.com/Personal/EnhancedEmail