An unusually large bird wing in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber

  title={An unusually large bird wing in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber},
  author={Lida Xing and Ryan C. McKellar and Jingmai K. O’Connor},
  journal={Cretaceous Research},
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