A tiny naris in Guidraco

Figure 1. Closing in on the naris in Guidraco, an Early Cretaceous ornithocheirid from South America. Colors are naris = pink, maxilla = green, jugal = blue, premaxilla = yellow

Figure 1. Closing in on the naris in Guidraco, an Early Cretaceous ornithocheirid from South America. Colors are naris = pink, maxilla = green, jugal = blue, premaxilla = yellow

Guidraco is related to Ludodactylus, another crested ornithocheirid.

And for those who think the fenestra closer to the antorbital fenestra makes a better naris, I say, “good eye!”

References
Frey E, Martill DM and Buchy M-C 2003. A new crested ornithocheirid from the Lower Cretaceous of northeastern Brazil and the unusual death of an unusual pterosaur: In: Buffetaut, E., and J.-M. Mazin, Eds. Evolution and Palaeobiology of Pterosaurs. – London, Geological Society Special Publication 217: p. 55-63.
Wang X-L, Kellner AWA, Jiang S-X and Cheng X 2012. New toothed flying reptile from Asia: close similarities between early Cretaceous pterosaur faunas from China and Brazil. Naturwissenschaften in press. doi:10.1007/s00114-012-0889-1.

wiki/Ludodactylus

wiki/Guidraco

 

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