Evgenavis

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Evgenavis
Temporal range: Barremian–Aptian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Clade: Avebrevicauda
Clade: Pygostylia
Genus: Evgenavis
O'Connor et al., 2014
Type species
Evgenavis nobilis
O'Connor et al., 2014

Evgenavis is a genus of extinct basal bird that lived from the Barremian to the Aptian. The type specimen was an isolated tarsometatarsus found in Ilek Formation (Shestakovo locality), Western Siberia. Evgenavis may have been the only confuciusornithiform known outside the Jehol Biota, although there is also the possibility that it could have been a different type of avialan, such as an enantiornithean or a relative of Vorona.[1]

References

  1. ^ J.K, O'Connor; A.O, Averianov; N.V, Zelenkov (2014). "A Confuciusornithiform (Aves, Pygostylia)-Like Tarsometatarsus from the Early Cretaceous of Siberia and a Discussion of the Evolution of Avian Hind Limb Musculature". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 34 (3): 647–656.