Ikrandraco – the tip of the jaws

This is what you get when you reconstruct a pterosaur with rotating jaws (Fig. 1).

Figure 1. Ikrandraco jaw tips. Here the mandible extends slightly beyond the the rostrum, which has extremely tiny premaxillary teeth.

Figure 1. Ikrandraco jaw tips. Here the mandible extends slightly beyond the the rostrum, which has extremely tiny premaxillary teeth. Yes, that’s a tooth at the mandible tip. Very sharp.

And, going back one post, Ikrandraco does nest between the crested ornithocheirids and the uncreated istiodactylid ornithocheirid. And there’s a set of dorsal ribs beneath the tip of that plant material. That means there’s probably a scapulocoracoid under it, if anyone wants to do a little digging from the back.

 

 

 

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