Catenoleimus

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Catenoleimus
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 90Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Enantiornithes
Superorder: Euenantiornithes
Genus: Catenoleimus
Panteleyev, 1998
Species: † C. anachoretus
Binomial name
Catenoleimus anachoretus
Panteleyev, 1998

Catenoleimus is a prehistoric bird genus from the Late Cretaceous. It lived during the mid-late Turonian stage, around 90 million years ago[verification needed]. A single species Catenoleimus anachoretus has been described, and this is only known from one piece of coracoid (specimen PO 4606), found in the Bissekty Formation of the Kyzyl Kum in present-day Uzbekistan.[1]

This bird appears to be a mid-sized enantiornithine, perhaps 20–25 cm long in life.[2] The morphology of the bone is rather plesiomorphic compared to contemporary Enantiornithes.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Panteleyev (1998)
  2. ^ a b Mortimer (2004)

References[edit]

  • Mortimer, Michael (2004): The Theropod Database: Phylogeny of taxa. Retrieved 2013-MAR-02.
  • 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.