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Re: New Spanish bird

At 17:13 1/08/96 -0400, George Olshevsky wrote:

>Here's the complete refeence for the new Early Cretaceous bird with the
>Sanz, J. L., Chiappe, L. M., Perez-Moreno, B. P., Buscalioni, A. D.,
>Moratalla, J. J., Ortega, F. & Poyato-Ariza, F. J., 1996. "An Early
>Cretaceous bird from Spain and its implications for the evolution of avian
>flight," _Nature 382_: 442-445 [August 1, 1996].
>New taxon _Eoalulavis hoyasi_. As far as I know, it's Avialae _incertae
>sedis_ (I haven't seen the article yet).

_Eoalulavis hoyasi_ is not an Avialae _incertae sedis_. It's an
enantiornithine bird, with some striking features as a sternum with a unique
morphology (even considering Dinosauria as a whole).

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Unidad de Paleontologia                      E-mail: Nino@ccuam3.sdi.uam.es
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