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Re: Gobi birds



Dan Bensen wrote-

> Does anyone know what birds (or ever pterosaurs) lived in the Gobi during
or
> somewhere close to the Campanian?

In addition to Gobipteryx and Gobipipus, the enantiornithines Gurilynia
nessovi (Nemegt Formation) and Nanantius valifanovi (Baron Goyot Formation),
and the hesperornithiform Judinornis lived in Late Cretaceous Mongolia.

references-

Kurochkin, E.N. 1999. A new large enantiornithid from the Upper Cretaceous
of
Mongolia (Aves, Enantiornithes). Russian Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of
the
Zoological Institute 277:  130-141.  [In Russian w/ English summary.]

Evgeny N. Kurochkin, 1996. A new Enantiornithid of the Mongolian Late
Cretaceous, and a general appraisal of the Infraclass Enantiornithes (Aves).
Russian Academy of Sciences, special issue: 50pp

Lev Aleksandrovich Nessov & L.J. Borkin, 1983: [New Records of Bird Bones
from Cretaceous of Mongolia and Middle Asia]: Trudy Zoologicheskogo
Instituta
Akademii Nauk SSSR 116: 108-110

Mickey Mortimer