Ilerdopteryx

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Ilerdopteryx
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Enantiornithes
Genus: Ilerdopteryx
Lacasa-Ruiz, 1985
Species:
I. viai
Binomial name
Ilerdopteryx viai
Lacasa-Ruiz, 1985

Ilerdopteryx is an extinct genus of birds, perhaps an enantiornithine, from the Lower Cretaceous La Pedrera de Rubies lithographic limestone of Spain. The type species, I. viai, is known only from a collection of isolated contour feathers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellner, A. (2002). "A review of avian Mesozoic fossil feathers." pp. 389-404. in Chiappe and Witmer, (eds.). Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs. Berkeley: University of California Press.