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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.
On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:42 AM, Ben Creisler <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> 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
> A new species of Jeholornis with complete caudal integument.
> Historical Biology (advance online publication)
> 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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