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Re: New transitional Jurassic pterosaur "Rhamphodactylus" found in Germany (news story)



From: Ben Creisler
bcreisler@gmail.com

OK--although this was just put up online as a news story, with the
name misspelled "Ramphodactylus". I passed it on without researching
the alternate spelling Rhamphodactylus before hitting "send." My
lapse....

The information is not that new. Here's an article in German by Oliver
W. M. Rauhut from last year. It can be downloaded for free.


Oliver W M Rauhut (2012)

Ein "Rhamphodactylus" aus der Mörnsheim-Formation von Mühlheim.

Freunde der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und
Historische Geologie e.V., Jahresbericht und Mitteilungen 01/2012;
40:69-74.

http://www.researchgate.net/publication/235907980_Ein_Rhamphodactylus_aus_der_Mrnsheim-Formation_von_Mhlheim

On Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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