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RE: Lotsa New Papers

> Zhang, Z., Hou, L., Hasegawa, Y., O'Connor, J.,
> Martin, L.D., and Chiappe, 
> L.M. 2006. The first Mesozoic heterodactyl bird from
> China. Acta Geologica 
> Sinica (English Edition) 80(5):631-635.
>     Don't get all drooly over this one -- the
> evidence for heterodactyly is 
> pretty poor, IMHO.  The thing, _Dalingheornis
> liweii_, does have a rather 
> longish tail, though, reminiscent of _Liaoxiornis_
> (which is supposedly also 
> matches in size).

Does not seem to be online yet (AGS seems to be at
issue 4, at least on cnki.net)

> Agnolin, F.L., Novas, F.E., and Lio, G. 2006.
> Neornithine bird coracoid from 
> the Upper Cretaceous of Patagonia. Ameghiniana
> 43(1):245-248.

"The specimen here described consists of a partial
coracoid, found in the Portezuelo Formation
(Turonian-Coniacian, Late Cretaceous; Cruz et al .,
1989; Leanza, 1999) of Sierra del Portezuelo, NW
Patagonia (figure 1). Albeit fragmentary, the bone
shows distinct neornithine features. The fossil was
found in association with remains of pelecipods,
turtle plates, and a number of appendicular bones and
vertebrae pertaining to small-sized ornithopods, as
well as teeth of dipnoans, crocodiles, sauropods, and
non-avian theropods. A few meters above this
fossiliferous level, several non-avian theropods were
recovered: the alvarezsaurid Patagonykus puertai
Novas, 1997, the bizarre tetanuran Megaraptor
namunhuaiquii Novas, 1998, the basal dromaeosaurid
Unenlagia comahuensis Novas and Puerta, 1997, and
Neuquenraptor argentinus Novas and Pol, 2005."




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