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《Chinese Geology》 1999-03
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A new genus of the Mesozoic birds from Lingyuan, Liaoning, China

<Author>Ji Qiang and Ji Shu' an  
A very small enantiornithine bird is named Lingyuanornis parvus gen. et sp. nov., which was collected from the Upper Jurassic of Lingyuan, western Liaoning Province. It has 9 cervicals, 11 dorsals, 7 sacrals, 7 free caudals and the pygostyle that is about as long as the tar-sometatarsus. The scapula is straight with very developed acromion process, and the furcula V -shaped. The carpals and metacarpals seem not to be fused, meanwhile the metatarsal IV of hindlimb narrow. Flight feathers are long and developed, and at least 2.5 times of the length of ulna.
【Fund】: 原地质矿产部九·五重点项目(编号:9501122);; 及国家杰出青年科学基金项目(编号:49625202)资助
【CateGory Index】: Q915.2
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