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New Perspectives on Pterosaur Palaeobiology

By: David WE Hone(Editor), Mark P Witton(Editor), David M Martill(Editor)
238 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations
New Perspectives on Pterosaur Palaeobiology
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  • New Perspectives on Pterosaur Palaeobiology ISBN: 9781786203175 Hardback Jan 2018 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Pterosaurs, the first vertebrates to evolve powered flight, are undergoing a long-running scientific renaissance that has seen sustained, and even elevated interest, from several generations of palaeontologists. These incredible reptiles are known from every continent, flew the Mesozoic skies for at least 160 million years, diversified into more than a dozen major clades and well over 100 species, and included the largest flying animals of all time. New Perspectives on Pterosaur Palaeobiology brings together leading pterosaur researchers from around the globe to discuss new and cutting-edge research into various aspects of pterosaur palaeobiology and presents diverse papers to deliver new insights on flying reptile palaeoecology, flight, ontogeny, skeletal and soft-tissue anatomy, temporal and spatial distribution and evolution, as well as revisions of their taxonomy and interrelationships.


- HONE, D. W. E., WITTON, M. P. & MARTILL, D. M. New perspectives on pterosaur palaeobiology
- WITTON, M. P. Pterosaurs in Mesozoic food webs: a review of fossil evidence
- HENDERSON, D. M. Using three-dimensional, digital models of pterosaur skulls for the investigation of their relative bite forces and feeding styles
- FRIGOT, R. A. Pelvic musculature of Vectidraco daisymorrisae and consequences for pterosaur locomotion
- PALMER, C. Inferring the properties of the pterosaur wing membrane
- BENNETT, S. C. & PENKALSKI, P. Waves of bone deposition on the rostrum of the pterosaur Pteranodon
- CODORNIú, L., CHIAPPE, L. & RIVAROLA, D. Neonate morphology and development in pterosaurs: evidence from a Ctenochasmatid embryo from the Early Cretaceous of Argentina
- Lü, J., MENG, Q., WANG, B., LIU, D., SHEN, C. & ZHANG, Y. Short note on a new anurognathid pterosaur with evidence of perching behaviour from Jianchang of Liaoning Province, China
- MCLAIN, M. A. & BAKKER, R. T. Pterosaur material from the uppermost Jurassic of the uppermost Morrison Formation, Breakfast Bench Facies, Como Bluff, Wyoming, including a pterosaur with pneumatized femora
- VIDOVIC, S. U. & MARTILL, D. M. The taxonomy and phylogeny of Diopecephalus kochi (Wagner, 1837) and ‘Germanodactylus rhamphastinus’ (Wagner, 1851)
- HONE, D. W. E., JIANG, S. & XU, X. A taxonomic revision of Noripterus complicidens and Asian members of the Dsungaripteridae
- MARTILL, D. M. & MOSER, M. Topotype specimens probably attributable to the giant azhdarchid pterosaur Arambourgiania philadelphiae (Arambourg 1959)
- O’SULLIVAN, M. The pterosaur assemblage of the Oxford Clay Formation (Jurassic, Callovian–Oxfordian) from the UK
- UNWIN, D. M. & MARTILL, D. M. Systematic reassessment of the first Jurassic pterosaur from Thailand
- BENNETT, S. C. A large pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous Ferron Sandstone of Utah
- LEAL, M. E. C., Pêgas, R. V., BONDE, N. & KELLNER, A. W. A. Cervical vertebrae of an enigmatic pterosaur from the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Araripe Basin, NE Brazil)
- DALLA VECCHIA, F. M. A wing metacarpal from Italy and its implications for latest Cretaceous pterosaur diversity
- RIGAL, S., MARTILL, D. M. & SWEETMAN, S. C. A new pterosaur specimen from the Upper Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation (Cretaceous, Valanginian) of southern England and a review of Lonchodectes sagittirostris (Owen 1874)

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By: David WE Hone(Editor), Mark P Witton(Editor), David M Martill(Editor)
238 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations
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