Incolornis

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Incolornis
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 89–86 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Enantiornithes
Clade: Euenantiornithes
Genus: Incolornis
Panteleev, 1998
Type species
Incolornis silvae
Panteleev, 1998
Species
  • I. martini
    (Nessov & Panteleev, 1993 [originally Enantiornis)
  • I. silvae
    Panteleev, 1998

Incolornis (meaning "inhabitant bird") is an extinct genus of basal birds from the Late Cretaceous (Coniacian, 89-86 mya). Remains have been found in the Bissekty Formation in Uzbekistan.[1] It is only known from fragmentary coracoids. The systematic position of the genus is unclear; it might have been an enantiornithine bird.

Two species are known, Incolonis silvae and Incolornis martini; the latter was initially placed in the genus Enantiornis. The estimated length of these animals was 135 mm for I. silvae and 220 mm for I. martini.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Panteleyev, A.V. (1998) New species of enantiornithines (Aves: Enantiornithes) from the Upper Cretaceous of central Kyzylkum. Russkii Ornitologicheskii Zhurnal Ekspress Vypusk 35:3-15.