A few more things which came to my mind:
John Conway produced a fantastic painting of Dolichorhynchus: johnconway.co/dolichorhynchops…
There is a new book about Crocodylians on the way, written by Gordon Grigg, illustrated by David Kirshner and completely up to date. I know it's a bit pricey *cough* but I already ordered it because my crocodile bookshelf is way too small. www.amazon.de/Biology-Evolutio… and from a look inside and the enthusiastic words of Darren Naish on Facebook I couldn't hold back.
Pterosaurologists are puzzled about the lack of small sized pterosaurs in the very late cretaceous and the absence of juvenile azhdarchids.
I used some recent train rides to think about it and to read a few chapters of Witton's "Pterosaurs" again. One of the theories about the lack of juvenile and small pterosaurs is that it have something to do with taphonomy. I expanded this a bit and speculated that small and especially young pterosaurs preferred different environments which aren't ideal to preserve fossils. We know for example that many pterosaurs from Solnhofen filled a own ecological niche when still small (which led to to some confusion, because all these juvelines look the same of the firs sight). So flaplings had maybe their own club.
Even more extreme ontogentic changes are known from Sinopterus (a tapejarid). The smallest know individual is known as "Nemicolopterus" and show a remarkably different beak form and a limb anatomy which speaks more for a arboreal animal. pterosaurheresies.files.wordpr… (yes, I know it's from Peters site but it's not Peters work!)
Forests are rarely suited to preserve the remains for animals long enough to turn into fossils, and in the case of Hateg we had likely a dry climate.
So if juvenile and baby tapejarids were forest dwellers it's possible that similar ontogenetic changes were also present azhdarchids, so that the giants moved to the edges of the forests to lay their eggs into the ground and then returned to the more open spaces of their habitat. Pterosaur babies seams to be very mature for their size and were likely able to fly shortly after hatching. Maybe they stayed in the forests their whole youth and didn't leave until they became sexual mature.
These are just my few thoughts about that theme
I was recently in Luxembourg to accompany Sven Sachs on a visit to the second best preserved Simolestes specimen known to date, inter alia
we puzzled together a 1,5 m long jaw which can be seen here: www.facebook.com/7324269534815…
For everyone who hasn't seen it yet, here the video of Paleo Podcast were they roam through the already fantastic Alpha version of the Carboniferous Forest Simulation, a very cool project which try to bring this age back to live:
There are no animals yet but the project founder promises there will be some Fauna.
The Alpha version can be downloaded here: extra-life.de/index.html
Ok... that should be everything I have to say and share for now.
Have a nice day,