The Yale specimen of Rhamphorhynchus phyllurus (Figs. 1, 2; VP 1001778) has one painted wing tip and one that may include another wingtip ungual.
was buried deep within the matrix and had to be exposed. So the question is: was it carved? Or is it real? If it was carved, why was it carved? Traditionally pterosaurs are not supposed to have wing tip unguals, but I’ve found them in several specimens.
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we looked at this wing tip earlier with a different provided image. The present one appears to offer more clues.