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Cathayornis paper in Geological Bulletin of China
From: Ben Creisler
Just came across this ref (sorry--don't have pdf). In
case it has not been mentioned here:
ZHANG Yu-guang, ZHANG Li-fu, LI Jian-jun, LI Zhi-heng,
2010. New discovery and flying skills of Cathayornis from
the Lower Cretaceous strata of the Otog Qi in Inner
Mongolia, China. Geological Bulletin of China. 2010 7:
This paper describes a new fossil named Cathayornis
chabuensis discovered in 2008,from Chabu,Otog Qi in Inner
Mongolia, which also represents the second Cathayornis
found in this area. The specimen preserves a complete
sternum and furcula with some other clear skeleton
impressions. A comparison of the new material with
Eocathayornis walkeri, C.yandica and C.chabuensis shows
that except the similarity between C. yandica and C.
chabuensis,the later one displays some more advanced
characteristics than E.walkeri and C. yandica.
Besides,the functional morphological analysis related to
flying skills supports that C. chabuensis is not only
capable of flapping flight as C.yandica in the Early
Cretaceous,but also possesses an advanced flying system
indicating a stronger flying capability.