Flexomornis

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Flexomornis
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 96 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Enantiornithes
Genus: Flexomornis
Tykoski & Fiorillo, 2010
Species: F. howei
Binomial name
Flexomornis howei
Tykoski & Fiorillo, 2010

Flexomornis (meaning "flexed shoulder bird") is a genus of enantiornithine birds known from fossils found in Texas rocks belonging to the Woodbine Formation (Lewisville Member) dating to the middle Cenomanian age of the late Cretaceous period. It contains a single species, Flexomornis howei, named for the amateur fossil hunter Kris Howe, who discovered the site where the fossils were found.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tykoski, R.S. and Fiorillo, A.R. (2010). "An enantiornithine bird from the lower middle Cenomanian of Texas." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30(1): 288-292.