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Oldest Asian Hesperornithiform from the Upper Cretaceous of Japan

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Amateur collectors in Japan discover country's first

and oldest fossil diving bird, Perot Museum of Nature

and Science, August 8, 2017




"Two brothers from a small town in Hokkaido, Japan,

made the discovery of their lives -- the first and

oldest fossil bird ever identified in their country.

Identified as a new species, it has been named

Chupkaornis keraorum."


The paper is:


Tanaka, T., Y. Kobayashi, K. Kurihara, A. R. Fiorillo, and

M. Kano. 2017. The oldest Asian hesperornithiform from

the Upper Cretaceous of Japan, and the phylogenetic

reassessment of Hesperornithiformes. Journal of

Systematic Palaeontology, 2017; 1

DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2017.1341960





Paul H.

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