Darren Naish (of Tetrapod Zoology), and Mark Witton recently published a paper on Azhdarchid Pterosaurs in PLoS ONE, entitled A Reappraisal of Azhdarchid Pterosaur Functional Morphology and Paleoecology.
The paper looks at available evidence, and concludes that Azhdarchids were not skim-feeders, flying low above the water and scooping up fish. Rather, it seems they were terrestrial stalkers, walking on four legs and hunting terrestrial prey.
I’m not finished reading the entire paper, but so far, it’s an interesting read. For those of you not so keen on diving into a technical paper, Mark and Darren have set up a blog with a dumbed-down version of the paper. It’s called Azhdarchid Paleobiology.
But the main result of all this is that I’ve gotten a lot more interested in Pterosaurs. Expect more writings in the near future!