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Re: [dinosaur] Thalassodromeus (Pterosauria), osteology and taxonomic revision
Seeing as my access to JVP lapsed last year, does anyone have a copy
of this paper to share? Thanks either way,
On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 10:58 AM, Ben Creisler <email@example.com> wrote:
> Ben Creisler
> A new paper:
> Rodrigo V. PÃgas, Fabiana R. Costa & Alexander W. A. Kellner (2018)
> New information on the osteology and a taxonomic revision of the genus
> Thalassodromeus (Pterodactyloidea, Tapejaridae, Thalassodrominae).
> Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Article: e1443273
> DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2018.1443273.
> Thalassodromeus sethi (Pterodactyloidea, Tapejaridae, Thalassodrominae) is a
> unique pterosaur from the Romualdo Formation, Araripe Basin (Early
> Cretaceous, Albian). A large sagittal cranial crest (the largest known
> ossified crest of any pterosaur) and unusual toothless bladed jaws
> constitute some of its outstanding anatomical features. Its holotype (DGM
> 1476-R, almost complete skull and mandible in three dimensions) represents
> one of the largest pterosaur skulls ever found. Here, we provide a detailed
> osteological redescription of the holotype, which has only been
> preliminarily described. We also describe and depict for the first time some
> skeletal regions of Th. sethi, including the occiput, the palatal openings,
> and a dentary fragment. Finally, in the light of new information concerning
> this species, we revisited the specimen NMSG SAO 251093 (an incomplete
> mandible), also from the Romualdo Formation and originally referred to Th.
> sethi but recently redescribed as a new species of dsungaripterid pterosaur
> named Banguela oberlii. Here, the analysis of a cast (MN 4703-V) and its
> inclusion in a phylogenetic analysis recovered NMSG SAO 251093 within the
> Thalassodrominae, as a sister taxon of Th. sethi and indeed different from
> it at the species level. We hereby rename it Thalassodromeus oberlii, comb.
> nov. These considerations provide new data for discussions concerning the
> morphology of the Tapejaridae, the diversity of the Araripe pterosaur fauna,
> and the complex evolution of the pterodactyloid palatal region, as well as
> data for future morphofunctional studies of Thalassodromeus.
Jaime A. Headden
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