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Re: Caption translation for Yanornis
I see the end of it got cut off. Here it is again:
Two important branches of birds existed in the Mesozoic. One was the
and numerous [fan ya?-nithes] which were wiped out at the end of the
the other were neornithes. During the early Cretaceous they were less
and previously a complete specimen had not been found. However,
most closely related to modern birds, is one of the two almost
preserved Liaoxi early Cretaceous fossil birds. It is different from
Confuciornis, and other primitive birds, and belongs in neornithes.
are no obvious differences in its flight structures between Yanornis and
modern birds. Despite this, it preserves a number of primitive
for example, its upper and lower jaws have teeth, it has more developed
claws, and so on. This indicates that the nearest ancestor of modern
will be found in a later period. Research in early Cretaceous
not only enables us to broaden our understanding of the radiation of
birds, but is also supremely important for our understanding of the
of modern birds.
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