Neornithes


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Neornithes

the group containing all birds with the exception of Archaeopteryx.
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The extinct species, of which two fossils were discovered in China's northeastern Hebei province about two years ago, was the earliest known member of the Ornithuromorpha branch that also gave us Neornithes, or modern birds.
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Key words: Cretaceous, Argentina, Patagonia, coracoid, Neornithes, Cimolopterygidae.
RESUMEN: En el presente articulo, se describe el nuevo genero y especie de ave Neornithes Lamarqueavis australis.
Palabras clave: Cretacico, Argentina, Patagonia, coracoides, Neornithes, Cimolopterygidae.
Neornithes) deep in the Cretaceous (approximately 100 MYR ago), earlier than the first adequate record for the group (70 MYR ago).
The aim of the present paper is to report isolated bones belonging to the clade of Neornithes or "modern birds" collected in northwestern Patagonia, Argentina.
Ichthyornis, Ambiortus, and Neornithes) (ZHOU & ZHANG, 2001; HOPE, 2002; CLARKE & NORELL, 2002; CLARKE, 2004; CLARKE et al., 2006; YOU et al., 2006; ZHOU et al., 2009).
Within Ornithurae, the morphology of Lamarqueavis is clearly reminiscent to that of the crown-bird clade Neornithes. In fact this genus could be included within Neornithes on the basis of the following apomorphic feature: humeral articular surface not extended sternally beyond the omal margin of the scapular cotyla (see figure 3).