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The marine bird Asiahesperornis from the Cretaceous of northern Kazakhstan

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Fossil bird material is exceptionally rare in the Mesozoic of western Asia. With the notable exception of the Upper Cretaceous foot-propelled diving bird Asiahesperornis bazhanovi from northern Kazakhstan, the only bird fossils described from this region have been bone fragments from the Upper Cretaceous of Uzbekistan. In this paper, all material referred to date to the hesperornithiform Asiahesperornis is reviewed and re-described. New postcranial elements of this taxon from the holotype Kushmurun locality (Maastrichtian Zhuravlovskaya Svita) are presented, and the taxonomic history and likely affinities of this ocean-going bird are discussed.

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Dyke, Gareth J., Malakhov, D.V. and Chiappe, L.M. (2006) The marine bird Asiahesperornis from the Cretaceous of northern Kazakhstan Cretaceous Research, 27, (6), pp. 947-953. (doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2006.05.001).

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Published date: December 2006
Organisations: Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems

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Local EPrints ID: 205225
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205225
ISSN: 0195-6671
PURE UUID: c0a29c12-405f-4069-a4ec-b339a2c87c9e

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Date deposited: 07 Dec 2011 15:07
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:05

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Author: Gareth J. Dyke
Author: D.V. Malakhov
Author: L.M. Chiappe

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