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FR | Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Foss. Rec., 23, 191–196, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-23-191-2020
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Foss. Rec., 23, 191–196, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/fr-23-191-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 09 Oct 2020

Research article | 09 Oct 2020

A new wing skeleton of Forfexopterus (Pterosauria: Ctenochasmatidae) from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota reveals a developmental variation

Chang-Fu Zhou et al.

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Filter-feeding ctenochasmatid pterosaurs flourished in the Jehol Biota. Here, a new wing skeleton of the ctenochasmatid Forfexopterus is described from the Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation in Jianchang, western Liaoning, China. Interestingly, it exhibits a skeletal maturity with co-ossified elements, but it is only about 75 % the size of the immature holotype, revealing a developmental variation of Forfexopterus.
Filter-feeding ctenochasmatid pterosaurs flourished in the Jehol Biota. Here, a new wing...
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