Sazavis

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Sazavis
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous, 92 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Clade: Enantiornithes
Genus: Sazavis
Nesov, 1989 vide Nesov & Jarkov, 1989
Species:
S. prisca
Binomial name
Sazavis prisca
Nesov, 1989 vide Nesov & Jarkov, 1989

Sazavis was an enantiornithine bird from the Late Cretaceous. It might have been related to Alexornis and Kizylkumavis and lived in what is now the Kyzyl Kum of Uzbekistan.

There is a single species known to date, Sazavis prisca. It is only known from a single piece of tibiotarsus.

The bone has been found in the Bissekty Formation. The bird was approximately some 18.5 cm (c.7 in) long in life, excluding the tail [1].


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