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[dinosaur] Gigantic pterosaurian remains from Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia

Ben Creisler

A new paper (no taxon named):

Takanobu Tsuihiji, Brian Andres, Patrick M. O'connor ORCID Icon, Mahito Watabe, Khishigjav Tsogtbaatar & Buuvei Mainbayar (2017)
Gigantic pterosaurian remains from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Article: e1361431 
doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2017.1361431   

Fragmentary cervical vertebral elements of a gigantic pterosaur are described from the upper Campanian–Maastrichtian Nemegt Formation in the Gobi Desert. With an estimated width of a posterior centrum across the postexapophyses of 198 mm, this taxon represents one of the largest pterosaurs currently known. This is the first discovery of a pterosaur from the Nemegt Formation, adding further evidence that gigantic pterosaurs were widely distributed in Eurasia and North America during the latest Cretaceous.

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