Pterosaurs were volant reptiles of the Mesozoic and the first vertebrates to evolve powered flight. While there is an impressive high diversity of well-preserved
pterosaurs from the Jurassic strata of Germany, there is also a sparse record of body and trace fossils from the Cretaceous.
This project's aim is to revise the record of Cretaceous pterosaurs from Germany, also in context to other contemporary fossils from other parts of the world.
This is an independent project in collaboration with Sven Sachs, Dr. Jahn Hornung, Dr. Benjamin Kear, and Dr. Daniel Madzia.
Portrait of the pterodactyloid Lonchodectes wiedenrothi from the Early Cretaceous of Hanover (Lower Saxony). Artist: Joschua Knüppe.