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TABLE 1. Selected long bone measurements of large Jurassic pterosaurs.Hu, humerus; Ul, ulna; Mc, metacarpal; Wph, wing finger phalanx; WF, wing finger (wph 1-4); FL, forelimb (i.e., half span); FL-WF representing the combined length of the humerus, ulna, and metacarpal. All measurements are in mm. Incomplete bones (*) attributed to the ‘big wings’ are reconstructed based on more complete specimens (Appendix 1).

  Specimen Hu Ul Mc 4 Wph 1 Wph 2 Wph 3 Wph 4 FL-WF WF FL
‘big wings’ (Configuration #1)
1 SMNK PAL 6990 129 174 165 224 216 142 72 468 654 1120
2 MB.R.5591.1 117* 158 141 215 191 141 93 420* 640 1060
3 Lost (see Wellnhofer, 1970) 130 185 162 - - - - 477 - -
‘big wings’ (Configuration #2)
4 PTH 1963.1A 116 133 140 182 171 - - 389 - -
‘big wings’ (indet.)
5 Lost (see Wellnhofer, 1970) - 174 - - 194 - - - - -
6 Eichstätt sp. (see Wellnhofer, 1970) - - - 200 195 185 - - - -
Named Taxa
7 Germanodactylus cristatus
(BSP AS I745)
56 75 66 84 78 66 55 197 282 479
8 Cycnorhamphus suevicus
(GPIT 80)
64 88 111 142 117 85 71 263 415 678
9 Ardeadactylus longicollum
(Stuttgart sp)
95 115 160 188 134 - - 370 - -
10 Pterodactylus antiquus
(RGM St 18 184)
44 60 44 58 58 51 39 148 205 353
11 Aurorazhdarcho micronyx
(NMB Sh 110)
63 84 99 123 85 59 52 246 319 565
12 Ctenochasma elegans
(BSP 1935 I 24)
39 53 35 66 57 - - 127 - -
13 Aerodactylus scolopaciceps
(see Frey and Martill 1998)
64 89 61 - - - - 214 - -

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