A new study led by Borja Holgado, research collaborator at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), brings a new focus on the understanding of anhanguerids, a lineage of large toothed pterosaurs characterized by blade-like crests at the tip of their snouts. The research has been published in Acta Paleontologica Polonica.

Un equip internacional de paleontòlegs que inclou Borja Holgado i Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia, investigadors associats a l’Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) ha descrit el nou gènere i espècie de pterosaure Mimodactylus libanensis. La recerca, publicada a la revista Scientific Reports s’ha basat en l’esquelet més complet d’aquests animals extingits que s’ha descobert fins ara a l’antic continent afroàrab.

An international team of paleontologists including Borja Holgado and Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia, associate researchers at the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), has described a new genus and species of pterosaur, Mimodactylus libanensis. It is based on the most complete skeleton of these extinct animals ever discovered from the Afro-Arabian continent to date.

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