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Early Jurassic pterosaur Dorygnathus banthensis (Theodori, 1830) and The Early Jurassic pterosaur Campylognathoides Strand, 1928

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Early Jurassic pterosaur Dorygnathus banthensis (Theodori, 1830) and The Early Jurassic pterosaur Campylognathoides Strand, 1928

Kevin Padian

ISBN: 978-1-405-19224-8 February 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 108 Pages

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Description

Provides a review of the history of the understanding of Dorygnathus, a description of the known specimens in public repositories and an assessment of the general morphology and systematic position of the genus.
Abstract.

Introduction.

Historical review.

Early work.

Later work.

Recent work.

Fauna and stratigraphy of the Posidonienschiefer.

Systematic palaeontology.

Genus Dorygnathus.

Dorygnathus banthensis (Theodori, 1830).

Description of specimens.

Dorygnathus 'mistelgauensis' World, 1971.

General skeletal morphology and comparisons.

Skull.

Vertebral column.

Shoulder girdle.

Forelimb.

Pelvis.

Hindlimb.

Phylogenetic placement.

Functional morphology and palaeoecology.

Conclusions.

Acknowledgements.

References