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PRELIMINARY NOTE ON THE PALAEOGNATHOUS BIRD FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS OF MONGOLIA

@inproceedings{Elanowski2009PRELIMINARYNO,
  title={PRELIMINARY NOTE ON THE PALAEOGNATHOUS BIRD FROM THE UPPER CRETACEOUS OF MONGOLIA},
  author={Andrzej Elżanowski},
  year={2009}
}
The supposed palaeognathous bird, Gobipteryx minuta n.gen. , n.sp. , from the Upper Cretaceous of the Gobi Desert is described on the basis of the single skull. The new family, Gobipterygidae and order, Gobipterygiformes, are erected . The skull appears to have been rhynchokinetic. Although avian affinities are clearly indicated by the structure of the mandible, as well as the general pattern of the palate and edentulous beak, the quadrate is of an unusual shape, unknown among birds. 
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