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Cite This Paper:.2014.[J].Acta Geologica Sinica(),88(1):13-17
New Material of Feilongus (Reptilia: Pterosauria) from the Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Western Liaoning    Download PDF
WANG Xuri  SHEN Caizhi  GAO Chunling  JIN Kemo
1 Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing 100037, China 2 Dalian Natural History Museum, Dalian, Liaoning 116023, China 3 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing 100037, China
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant No. 41272022, and the Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences Grant No. J1206, J1308.
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      Based on a new nearly naturally preserved skull and four cervical vertebrae of the pterosaur Feilongus sp. from the lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation of Beipiao, western Liaoning province, northeastern China, the diagnosis of Feilongus is amended. The revised diagnosis notes long, curved, needle-shaped teeth that are confined to the jaw far anterior to the nasoantorbital fenestra; posterior teeth that are slightly smaller than the anterior teeth; cervical vertebrae elongated with a ratio of length to width greater than 5; tooth number of about 78; and two cranial sagittal crests.
Key words:pterosaur, amended diagnosis, Jiufotang Formation, Aptian, western Liaoning
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