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New Mesozoic Bird From Brazil

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You should read these papers. They are very interesting:

Carvalho, I.; Novas, F.E.; Agnolín, F.L.; Isasi, M.P.; Freitas, F.I.; Andrade, J.A.. (2015). "A new genus and species of enantiornithine bird from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil". Brazilian Journal of Geology 45 (2): 161–171. DOI:10.1590/23174889201500020001.

Carvalho, I.; Novas, F.E.; Agnolín, F.L.; Isasi, M.P.; Freitas, F.I.; Andrade, J.A.. (2015). "A Mesozoic bird from Gondwana preserving feathers". Nature Communications 6. DOI:10.1038/ncomms8141.

The discovery of Cratoavis in Brazil is remarkable because nearly all Early to Middle Cretaceous birds have been found in Laurasia (Nanantius is the only other pre-Santonian bird found in Gondwana). It'd be interesting to see if there might be any Early and Middle Cretaceous birds from North Africa and the rest of South America because we now know that the multitude of Early Cretaceous bird fossils in China was due to a Mesozoic version of Pompeii.

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