A new taxon of birds (Aves) from the Early Cretaceous of Western Siberia, Russia

  title={A new taxon of birds (Aves) from the Early Cretaceous of Western Siberia, Russia},
  author={Evgeny N. Kurochkin and Nikita Zelenkov and Alexander O. Averianov and Sergey V. Leshchinskiy},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={109 - 117}
In recent decades numerous findings, mostly from the Early Cretaceous of China, have changed traditional conceptions about the diversity and evolution of the most ancient Aves. Findings of Mesozoic birds in Russia are extremely rare. Here we describe a new bird from the Lower Cretaceous (Barremian–Aptian, Ilekskaya Svita) Shestakovo-1 locality (southern Western Siberia, Russia), that has also yielded dinosaurs, mammals, crocodiles, pterosaurs and lizards. Mystiornis cyrili gen. et sp. nov. is… 

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