First record of a fossil bird from the Early Cretaceous of Thailand

Eric BUFFETAUT, Gareth DYKE, Varavudh SUTEETHORN & Haiyan TONG

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 4 (8) - Pages 681-686

Published on 31 December 2005

We present the first known occurrence of a Mesozoic fossil bird from Thailand. The new specimen is the distal end of a left humerus, from the Early Cretaceous Sao Khua Formation in the Northeast of the country, and testifies to the presence of a medium-sized avian in these non-marine strata. This is also the first Mesozoic bird known from the whole of Southeast Asia.


Aves, Early Cretaceous, Sao Khua Formation, Thailand

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