New Early Cretaceous fossil from China documents a novel trophic specialization for Mesozoic birds

@article{Hou2003NewEC,
  title={New Early Cretaceous fossil from China documents a novel trophic specialization for Mesozoic birds},
  author={Lian-hai Hou and Luis Mar{\'i}a Chiappe and Fucheng Zhang and Cheng-Ming Chuong},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2003},
  volume={91},
  pages={22-25}
}
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