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Re: Longicrusavis houi, new Mesozoic bird
Rescued from truncation:
"The study of Mesozoic birds is currently one of the most exciting
fields; new discoveries continue to drastically change how we view
them," said Jingmai O'Connor, lead author of the study. The article
appeared in the March issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
The new bird, named "Longicrusavis houi," belongs to a group of birds
known as ornithuromorphs (Ornithuromorpha), which are rare in rocks of
this age. Ornithuromorphs are more closely related to modern birds than
are most of the other birds from the Jehol Biota.
"Longicrusavis adds to the magnificent diversity of ancient birds, many
of them sporting teeth, wing claws, and long bony tails, that recently
have been unearthed from northeastern China," said Luis Chiappe, a
co-author of the study... .............
"Appeared in the March issue of" JVP? Past tense? I suppose that means
it'll come out before the end of March.