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Re: Pterygornis, new enantiornithine bird from Jehol Biota of China
Mickey Mortimer <email@example.com> wrote:
> Continuing the trend to leave earlier ideas for names in Chinese bird papers,
> the cladogram in figure 8 lists Pterygornis as "Dispersusia", no doubt in
> to the dispersed elements of the holotype. Thus is joins the hallowed ranks
> "Similicathayornis" (Houornis) and "Dalianornis" (Shenqiornis).
Also "Eoornithura" (for _Schizooura_) and "Eomicroraptor" (for _Yi_).
Returning to the _Pterygornis_ paper, the phylogeny recovers
_Schizooura_, _Vorona_ and _Patagopteryx_ in their own clade. This is
an interesting arrangement. Does it imply that _Schizooura_ and
_Vorona_ were volant patagopterygids?