A New Robust Enantiornithine Bird from the Lower Cretaceous of China with Scansorial Adaptations

@inproceedings{Wang2014ANR,
  title={A New Robust Enantiornithine Bird from the Lower Cretaceous of China with Scansorial Adaptations},
  author={Min Na Wang and Jingmai K. O’Connor and Zhonghe Zhou},
  year={2014}
}
ABSTRACT We describe a new enantiornithine bird, Fortunguavis xiaotaizicus, gen. et sp. nov, from the Lower Cretaceous lacustrine deposits of the Jiufotang Formation in northeastern China. The new taxon has a strongly dorsoventrally bowed furcula indicating that enantiornithines evolved furcular morphologies in parallel with ornithuromorphs. The new specimen has very robust limbs compared with other enantiornithines and has an unique foot morphology with metatarsal II much shorter than… Expand
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