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Topotype specimens probably attributable to the giant azhdarchid pterosaur Arambourgiania philadelphiae (Arambourg 1959)

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Six specimens accessioned to the Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology in Munich, Germany, in 1966 are identified as coming from a gigantic pterodactyloid pterosaur. The previously undescribed material was obtained in 1955 by Jean Otto Haas and compares favourably in size with the type specimen of the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) azhdarchid pterosaur Arambourgiania philadelphiae (Arambourg 1959) from the same locality/region. The material represents fragments of two cervical vertebrae, a neural arch, a left femur, a ?radius, and a metacarpal IV and bones of problematic identity, and does not duplicate the type material of Arambourgiania. The timing of its collection and its locality of Ruseifa, Jordan suggest it might pertain to the same individual as the holotype.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew perspectives on Pterosaur palaeobiology
EditorsD. W. E. Hone, M. P. Witton, D. M. Martill
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherGeological Society of London
VolumeSP455
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online - 22 Feb 2017

Publication series

NameSpecial Publications
NumberSP455
ISSN (Print)0305-8719
ISSN (Electronic)2041-4927

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