Thursday, July 12, 2012

[Paleontology • 2002] Austriadactylus cristatus • A crested rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur from the Late Triassic of Austria

Austriadactylus cristatus (Dalla Vecchia et al. 2002) Norian, Late Triassic, ~210 mya, was the largest known Triassic pterosaur. Derived from a sister to Raeticodactylus, Austriadactylus was a phylogenetic predecessor to the much smaller Austriadactylus from Italy (SC 332466).

Dalla Vecchia FM, Wild R, Hopf H and Reitner J 2002. A crested rhamphorhynchoid pterosaur from the Late Triassic of Austria, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22 (1): 196-199.

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