MCSNB 2886 reconstructed

MCSNB 2886 is another roadkill partial pterosaur from the Triassic (Wild 1978, Dalla Vecchia 2003). Here it is (Fig. 1) and here it is reconstructed (Fig. 2) as a basal dimorphodontid, probably close to Peteinosaurus.

Figure 1. MCSNB 2886 a Triassic pterosaur in situ

Figure 1. MCSNB 2886 a Triassic pterosaur in situ

Figure 2. MCSNB 2886 reconstructed as a basal dimorphodontid.

Figure 2. MCSNB 2886 reconstructed as a basal dimorphodontid close to Peteinosaurus.

Earlier we looked at other Triassic bits and pieces here and here.

References
Dalla Vecchia FM 2003. A review of the Triassic pterosaur record. Riv. Mus. civ. Sc. Nat. “E. Caffi” Bergamo 22:13-29.
Wild R 1978. Die Flugsaurier (Reptilia, Pterosauria) aus der Oberen Trias von Cene bei Bergamo, Italien. Bolletino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana 17(2): 176–256.

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