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1 September 2017 Gigantic Pterosaurian Remains from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia
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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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Takanobu Tsuihiji, Brian Andres, Patrick M. O'Connor, Mahito Watabe, Khishigjav Tsogtbaatar and Buuvei Mainbayar "Gigantic Pterosaurian Remains from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia," Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37(5), (1 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2017.1361431
Received: 2 November 2016; Accepted: 1 June 2017; Published: 1 September 2017
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