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Let me to introduce you to Iberodactylus andreui, the new species of pterosaur that I've had the luck to reconstruct and that I can finally show.
It is a new species of pterosaur found in the Iberian Peninsula, where the fossil record is rather scarce for this group (and the largest to date found there, with an estimated wingspan of 4 meters) .
Iberodactylus dwelled in what today is Teruel (Aragón, Spain) about 125 mya (Barremian stage of the Cretaceous), back then a coastal area bathed by a shallow sea.
Iberodactylus has been described from a single fossil corresponding to the rostral region of the skull (the snout), where it showed a relatively large maxillary crest akin to that of the asian pterosaur Hamipterus tianshanensis.
On the scene, a group of Iberodactylus is descending upon the water surface to steal lunch (fish) from a group of plesiosaurs.
The paper describing Iberodactylus has been published in Scientific Reports: www.nature.com/articles/s41598…
More info here: www.icp.cat/index.php/en/press…
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