The spectacular skull of Tupandactylus in situ

Short one today. All visual. 

Figure 1. Plate and counter plate of Tupandactylus imperator.

Figure 1. Plate and counter plate of Tupandactylus imperator with reconstruction based on DGS tracing.

This is the skull
and only known remains of Tupandactylus (formerly Tapejara) imperator. Like Tapejara, the premaxillarly crest was quite large. Unlike Tapejara, but like Sinopterus dongi, the antorbital fenestra was 2x longer than tall.

The Tapejaridae

Figure 2. Click to enlarge and see the unknown tapejarid. This is the Tapejaridae, including Sinopterus, Huaxiapterus, Tapejara, Tupandactylus, Tupuxuara and Thalassodromeus

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