Mirarce

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Mirarce
Temporal range: Campanian, 76-74.1 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Enantiornithes
Family: Avisauridae
Genus: Mirarce
Atterholt et al., 2018
Species:
M. eatoni
Binomial name
Mirarce eatoni
Atterholt et al., 2018

Mirarce (meaning "wonderful winged messenger") is a genus of enantornithe bird from the Late Cretaceous of Utah. It contains a single species, M. eatoni.[1] [2]

References

  1. ^ Atterholt, J., Hutchison, J.H., O'Connor, J.K (2018) "The most complete enantiornithine from North America and a phylogenetic analysis of the Avisauridae" PeerJ November 13, 2018
  2. ^ Science News, Mirarce eatoni: Newly-Discovered Cretaceous Bird Lived Among Dinosaurs, Was Strong Flier, November 13, 2018.


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