A new species of Jeholornis with complete caudal integument

@article{OConnor2012ANS,
  title={A new species of Jeholornis with complete caudal integument},
  author={Jingmai K O'Connor and Chengkai Sun and Xing Zhou Xu and Xiaolin Wang and Zhonghe Zhou},
  journal={Historical Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={29 - 41}
}
  • Jingmai K O'Connor, Chengkai Sun, +2 authors Zhonghe Zhou
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Historical Biology
  • The Early Cretaceous long bony-tailed bird Jeholornis prima displays characters both more basal than Archaeopteryx and more derived, exemplifying the mosaic distribution of advanced avian features that characterises early avian evolution and obfuscates attempts to understand early bird relationships. The current diversity of Jeholornithiformes is controversial, since multiple possibly synonymous genera were named simultaneously. Here, we provide the first definitive evidence of a second species… CONTINUE READING

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