Before there was Darwinopterus there was the sadly ignored yet completely amazing Pterorhynchus.
Fascinating as always!!
What evidence is there for the tail flanges, and how wide-spread are they in pterosaurs?
There are some photos of the type specimen having undergone preparation, the tail vanes run all along the tail. Only Pterorhynchus<i/>, Rhamphorhynchus, and Sordes have been preserved so as to show tail vane remains. In Sordes the vane seems to be a long, thin segmented paddle shape.
Awesome work as usual!
How strange-looking with the serrated tail flanges...pretty cool, nevertheless!
Wasn't it found that it had a nasoanteorbital frenetra, instead of the two openings seperated?
I think there was only ever one reconstruction of it with a full nasoantorbital fenestra, and I'm pretty sure it was the result of a misinterpretation due to the dorsoventral crushing of the right side of the skull displacing a lachrymal. The naris is still quite visible in the photos and the x-rays.