Taxonomical reappraisal of Cathayornithidae (Aves: Enantiornithes)

@article{Wang2016TaxonomicalRO,
  title={Taxonomical reappraisal of Cathayornithidae (Aves: Enantiornithes)},
  author={Min Wang and Di Liu},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  year={2016},
  volume={14},
  pages={29 - 47}
}
  • M. Wang, Di Liu
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • Biology
  • Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
A complete redescription of Cathayornis caudatus Hou, 1997 is provided based on new information from a resin cast of the holotype, leading to reinterpretation of many morphological features of this initially poorly diagnosed taxon. Detailed comparisons across various specimens referred to Cathayornithidae Zhou et al., 1992 indicate that Sinornis santensis, Cathayornis yandica, C. caudatus and Eocathayornis walkeri are valid taxa, but that C. chabuensis should be regarded as a nomen dubium. The… Expand
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