A new small enantiornithine bird from the Jehol Biota, with implications for early evolution of avian skull morphology

@article{Wang2016ANS,
  title={A new small enantiornithine bird from the Jehol Biota, with implications for early evolution of avian skull morphology},
  author={Min Wang and Han Hu and Zhiheng Li},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  year={2016},
  volume={14},
  pages={481 - 497}
}
Enantiornithes is the most diverse Mesozoic avian clade. Approximately half of the known global diversity of Enantiornithes is from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of China. The Jehol enantiornithines are usually articulated and complete, but the bones are overlain by each other and preserved in two dimensions, severely limiting the number of cranial characters that can be recognized. Here we describe a new enantiornithine bird, Pterygornis dapingfangensis gen. et sp. nov., from the Jehol… Expand
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