Tet Zoo picture of the day # 2

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This image shows a life-sized restoration of the South American tapejarid pterosaur Tapejara imperator as displayed at the Karlsruhe Museum fur Naturkunde. This remarkable pterosaur was named by Diogenes de Almeida Campos and Alex Kellner in 1997 and is famous for its immense sail-like crest, supported anteriorly by a tall vertical spine. A new generic name for this taxon is in press and due to be published soon. If this 'picture of the day' thing is new to you, check out picture 1 here. I previously blogged about tapejarids and their relatives at ver 1 here.

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Great picture! One wonders how those huge-crested pterosaurs were able to fly with giant freakin' rudders on their heads!

Diogenes de Almeida Campos. Two surnames.

By David Marjanović (not verified) on 28 May 2007 #permalink