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Ctenochasmatid pterosaur from Middle Jurassic in England



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

New online paper in Geological Magazine :


ERIC BUFFETAUT and PAUL JEFFERY (2012)
A ctenochasmatid pterosaur from the Stonesfield Slate (Bathonian,
Middle Jurassic) of Oxfordshire, England.
Geological Magazine ( advance online publication)
DOI:10.1017/S0016756811001154
http://128.232.233.5/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8475625&fulltextType=RC&fileId=S0016756811001154


The anterior end of a lower jaw bearing long slender teeth, from the
Bathonian Stonesfield Slate of Oxfordshire, was hitherto referred to
the crocodilian Teleosaurus. It is reinterpreted as belonging to a
ctenochasmatid pterosaur reminiscent of Gnathosaurus. It is the
earliest known representative of the Ctenochasmatidae, and one of the
earliest known pterodactyloids. The diversity of pterosaurs from the
Stonesfield Slate is higher than previously recognized, comprising at
least three taxa.