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Azhdarchid pterosaur vertebra from Paris basin.



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com


Another recent paper not yet mentioned:


Eric Buffetaut (2012)
An early azhdarchid pterosaur from the Lower Cretaceous of the eastern
Paris basin.
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 183(6): 525-528
doi: 10.2113/gssgfbull.183.6.525
http://bsgf.geoscienceworld.org/content/183/6/525.abstract


A pterosaur vertebra from the Early Cretaceous (Albian) Sables verts
of Grandpré (Ardennes, northeastern France) is characterised by its
elongation, its very low neural arch confluent with the centrum, and
the presence of a tuba vertebralis. It is referred to the family
Azhdarchidae and is one of the earliest well-attested records of this
group. The pterosaur diversity of the Sables verts is higher than
previously recognised.