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Temporal range: Aptian
~125–113 Ma
Cratoavis and misrischia.jpg
Restoration of Cratoavis being attacked by Mirischia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Enantiornithes
Genus: Cratoavis
Carvalho et al. 2015
C. cearensis
Binomial name
Cratoavis cearensis
Carvalho et al. 2015

Cratoavis is a genus of enantiornithine birds. The type and only currently described species is C. cearensis, from the Early Cretaceous of Araripe Basin, Ceará, Brazil. The fossil, an articulated skeleton with feathers attached to the wings and surrounding the body, extends considerably the temporal record of the group at South America.[1]

The genus was named after the Crato Formation, in which the specimen was found.[1]


  1. ^ a b Carvalho, I. S.; Novas, F. E.; Agnolín, F. L.; Isasi, M. P.; Freitas, F. I.; Andrade, J. A. (2015) A new genus and species of enantiornithine bird from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Geology 45 (2): 161-171.

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