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New transitional Jurassic pterosaur "Ramphodactylus" found in Germany (news story)



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

A news story in German with a photo (click to enlarge) about a newly
discovered pterosaur fossil from Eichstätt. It was found by amateur
fossil hunter Roland Pöschlin of Mühlheim and appears to be a new form
that is transitional between a long-tailed "rhamphorhynchid" and a
short-tailed "pterodactylid" (shades of Darwinopterus). It has been
nicknamed "Ramphodactylus" and has not been formally described or
named yet. More details may be available in the future.


http://www.donaukurier.de/lokales/kurzmeldungen/eichstaett/Eichstaett-Sensationeller-Fossilfund-in-Muehlheim;art74356,2774553#94486157