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Pterodactylus scolopaciceps Meyer, 1860 (Pterosauria, Pterodactyloidea) from the Upper Jurassic of Bavaria, Germany: The Problem of Cryptic Pterosaur Taxa in Early Ontogeny

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Line drawings of seven skulls belonging to Pterodactylus antiquus (sensu Bennett [2]).

A & B) two opposing reconstructions of the holotype of P. kochi (SMF R 404/BSP AS XIX); C) the holotype of Pterodactylus antiquus (BSP AS I 739); D) a large specimen of “Pterodactylus kochi” (BSP 1883 XVI 1); E) Broili (1938) specimen of Pterodactylus scolopaciceps (BSP 1937 I 18); F) the holotype of Pterodactylus scolopaciceps (BSP AS V 29 a/b); G) a small juvenile specimen of Pterodactylus kochi (NHMUK PV R 3949, OUMNH JZ 1609); H) a small juvenile specimen of Pterodactylus kochi (SMF R 4072). Scale bars = 10 mm.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0110646.g003