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Re: Vegavis gen. nov. - new anseriform in today's Nature




Dann Pigdon wrote:

As far as dromornithids were concerned, they had megalanids and
thylacoleos to contend with (the latter could be larger than a leopard),

And propleopine kangaroos too. These guys might have been carnivorous; they were omnivorous at least.


David Marjanovic wrote:

There are at least three kinds of enantiornithines from the Maastrichtian
Maevarano Formation, including very small and moderately large ones.

How published are they?

Not very. That fused carpometacarpus makes writing very difficult for them.

;-)