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Re: Juehuaornis, new ornithuromorph bird from Lower Cretaceous of China (free pdf)
Here's a link to the pdf in open access:
On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 5:31 PM, Ben Creisler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Ben Creisler
> Some additional info and slightly revised citation as 34(1):
> Wang Ren-fei , Wang Yan & Hu Don-yu (2015)
> Discovery of a new ornithuromorph genus, Juehuaornis gen.nov. from
> Lower Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China.
> Global Geology 34 (1): 7–11 (Chinese Edition)
> No open access version yet, but the text can be viewed and read online
> at this link:
> You can type in the page numbers at the bottom, hit "enter," and
> click on the + expand view button on the bottom, and then use the side
>> to go through the pages (7--11). Not a whole lot of info, but there
> is a photo of the holotype and counterslab on page 8.
> On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 8:42 AM, Ben Creisler <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Ben Creisler
>> A recent paper not yet mentioned. Many thanks to Fred Ruhe for
>> bringing this one to may attention! It's in the Chinese version of
>> Global Geology (there is also an English-language version with
>> different content). The paper apparently was put online back in April
>> on a number of behind-paywall online journal links, but is not yet
>> available yet from the open-access journal links I monitor. Once it's
>> posted there, I will post an update.
>> Ren-fei Wang, Yan Wang and Dong-Yu Hu, 2015.
>> Discovery of a new ornithuromorph genus, Juehuaornis gen.nov. from
>> Lower Cretaceous of western Liaoning, China.
>> Global Geology 2015 (1): 7–11 (Chinese Edition)
>> Here we report on a new basal ornithuromorph bird, Juehuaornis zhangi
>> gen. et sp. nov., based on a nearly complete and articulated subadult
>> skeleton from the Lower Cretaceous Jiufotang Formation in Lingyuan of
>> western Liaoning, China. It displays ornithomorph synapomorphies, such
>> as a synsacrum composed of 12 sacral vertebrae, a short pygostyle,
>> long and curved scapula, U -shaped furcula without a hypocleidum,
>> coracoid with a developed procoracoid process and a concaved lateral
>> margin, a keel extended along the full length of sternum, major and
>> minor metacarpals fused proximally and distally, and proximal phalanx
>> of digit II expanded caudally. The new specimen is distinguishable
>> from other known ornithuromorphs by some unique features including a
>> long rostrum for approximately 70% the total length of the skull,
>> cranial end of upper jaw hooked, and cranial end of lower jaw
>> straight.The new specimen provides new important morphological
>> information regarding Ornithomorpha, and it re-presents a new ecotype
>> of this group.