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Re: New Jeholornis species



Received, thanks!

On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 11:59 AM, Scott Hartman
<skeletaldrawing@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
>
>
> --
> Scott Hartman
> Scientific Advisor/Technical Illustrator
> (307) 921-9750
> website: www.skeletaldrawing.com
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Scientific Advisor/Technical Illustrator
(307) 921-9750
website: www.skeletaldrawing.com
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