MCSNB 3496 reconstructed

And one more Triassic pterosaur first reported by Wild (1978) and reviewed by Dalla Vecchia (2003), MCSNB 3496 (Fig. 1). So few parts are known that it would be very difficult to accurately nest this one. The fused pubis/ischium is like Dimorphodon. So is the inturned femoral head. The wing phalanges appear to be very gracile, but perhaps they are only partly exposed or misidentified.

MCSNB 3496 in situ and reconstructed from the very few parts here.

Figure 1. MCSNB 3496 in situ and reconstructed from the very few parts here.

Earlier we looked at other Triassic bits and pieces herehere 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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