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Re: New Jeholornis species



It seems that I only have access up to the most recent year of
Historical Biology - if someone would be kind enough to share a copy I
would greatly appreciate it.

-Scott

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Ben Creisler <bscreisler@yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bscreisler@yahoo.com
>
> A new online paper--not sure if the publication date will be 2012. (I might 
> have suggested "palmacauda" or some such as the species name.)
>
> Jingmai K. O'Connor, Chengkai Sun, Xing Xu, Xiaolin Wang & Zhonghe Zhou 
> ("2011")
> A new species of Jeholornis with complete caudal integument.
> Historical Biology (advance online publication)
> DOI:10.1080/08912963.2011.552720
> http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08912963.2011.552720
>
>
> Abstract
> The Early Cretaceous long bony-tailed bird Jeholornis prima displays 
> characters both more basal than Archaeopteryx and more derived, exemplifying 
> the mosaic distribution of advanced avian features that characterises early 
> avian evolution and obfuscates attempts to understand early bird 
> relationships. The current diversity of Jeholornithiformes is controversial, 
> since multiple possibly synonymous genera were named simultaneously. Here, we 
> provide the first definitive evidence of a second species belonging to this 
> clade, and erect the new taxon J. palmapenis sp. nov. This new specimen 
> reveals the tail integument of Jeholornithiformes, the morphology of which 
> appears to have no aerodynamic benefit suggesting this clade evolved plumage 
> patterns that were primarily for display.



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