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Pterosaur tracks from Late Cretaceous of Zhejiang Province, China (free pdf)
From: Ben Creisler
A recent paper not yet mentioned on the DML. The text is in English
and the pdf is free.
CHEN Rong-jun, Lü Jun-chang, Zhu Yang-xiao, AZUMA Yoichi, ZHENG
Wen-jie, JIN Xing-sheng, NODA Yoshikazu & SHIBATA Masateru
Pterosaur tracks from the early Late Cretaceous of Dongyang City,
Zhejiang Province, China.
Geological Bulletin of China 32(5): 693-698
A new pterosaur ichnotaxon, Pteraichnus dongyangensis inchnosp. nov.,
is proposed for the discovery of four pterosaur tracks from the Jinhua
Formation of Dongyang City, Zhejiang Province of China. It is
characterized by manus imprints with 29° of divarication of digits Ⅱ
and Ⅲ and that of the digits Ⅰ and Ⅱ is 52°. Ratio of width to length
of the pes imprint is 0.17. With pterosaur, sauropod, theropod and
ornithopod footprints, webbed and non-webbed bird footprints are also
found from the same quarry. These footprints will provide important
evidence for the study of the paleoenvironments and the discovery of
the bone elements of these footprint-makers, especially the pterosaur
skeletons in the near future.