A new bohaiornithid-like bird from the Lower Cretaceous of China fills a gap in enantiornithine disparity

  title={A new bohaiornithid-like bird from the Lower Cretaceous of China fills a gap in enantiornithine disparity},
  author={Xuri Wang and Andrea Cau and Xiaoling Luo and Martin Kundr{\'a}t and Wensheng Wu and Shubin Ju and Zhen Guo and Yichuan Liu and Qiang Ji},
  journal={Journal of Paleontology},
  pages={961 - 976}
Abstract. A new enantiornithine, Musivavis amabilis n. gen. n. sp., is reported from the Lower Cretaceous Jehol Biota in western Liaoning, China. The new taxon is similar to the bohaiornithids in the robust subconical teeth, bluntly expanded omal ends of the furcula, caudolaterally oriented lateral trabeculae with triangular distal ends of the sternum, and a robust second pedal digit. Yet it differs from members of Bohaiornithidae in several features recalling other enantiornithine lineages… 


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