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Gracilornis, enantiornithine bird from China
From: Ben Creisler
I just came across this taxon, which apparently has not be mentioned on the DML
or in very many other places. The publication date was apparently back in May
of this year.
Li Li & Hou Shilin (2011)
Discovery of a new bird (Enantiornithines) from Lower Cretaceous in western
Journal of Jilin University (Earth Science Edition) 41 (3): 759-763
A new enantiornithine bird Gracilornis jiufotangensis gen. et sp. nov. is
described from Early Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation in Chaoyang, western
Liaoning Province. This new bird is distinguishable from other known
enantiornithines in having slender skeleton, well developed arthroses of limbs,
small sternum (sternum length/trunk length [approximately equal] 0. 11, sternum
width/trunk length [approximately equal] 0. 13). This his bird is referred to
the family Cathayornithidae.