[N] 2005 New pterosaur from Liaoning
A New Ornithocheirid from the Early Cretaceous of Liaoning Province, China. Acta Geologica Sinica vol.79 No.2 pp.157-163
Abstract Based on a nearly complete skeleton with skull from the Early Cretaceous of Liaoning Province, a new ornithocheirid pterosaur: Boreopterus cuiae gen. et sp. nov. is erected. Boreopterus cuiae is different from other pterosaurs preserved with skulls known from the western Liaoning Province and its neighboring areas. This new pterosaur has more and larger teeth than those in other ornithocheirids. Its anterior nine pairs of teeth are larger than other teeth. The fourth pair of upper and lower teeth are slightly larger than the third pair. Overall, Boreopterus cuiae shows much small range of tooth sixe variation than Anhanguera piscator and coloborhynghus robustus. The new taxon shares with other ornithocheirids in having a relatively large size of the third and fourth pairs of teeth.