The First Enantiornithine Bird from the Upper Cretaceous of China

@inproceedings{Wang2014TheFE,
  title={The First Enantiornithine Bird from the Upper Cretaceous of China},
  author={Min Na Wang and Zhonghe Zhou and Guanghui Xu},
  year={2014}
}
ABSTRACT. A new Late Cretaceous avian taxon, Parvavis chuxiongensis, gen. et sp. nov., is reported here based on an incomplete skeleton from Upper Cretaceous lake deposits in Yunnan Province, southern China. A phylogenetic analysis of 32 taxa and 242 morphological characters resulted in three most parsimonious trees, the strict consensus tree of which places Parvavis chuxiongensis within Enantiornithes. Histological study shows that the bones of Parvavis were composed of parallelfibered bone… Expand
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