Name: Apsaravis.
Phonetic: Ap-sah-a-viss.
Named By: Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ & ‬Julia A.‭ ‬Clarke‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Aves,‭ ‬Euornithes,‭ ‬Ambiortiformes.
Species: A.‭ ‬ukhaana‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Mongolia‭ ‬-‭ ‬Djadokhta Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Single specimen.

       Apsaravis is a genus of bird that lived in‭ ‬Mongolia during the late Cretaceous. ‭‬Apsaravis is noted for having a mix of both primitive and advanced features.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Fossil that fills a critical gap in avian evolution.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Nature Vol.‭ ‬409‭ ‬11‭ ‬January‭ ‬2001‭ ‬pp.181-184.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ & ‬Julia A.‭ ‬Clarke‭ ‬-‭ ‬2001.
-‭ ‬The morphology and phylogenetic position of Apsaravis ukhaana from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates,‭ ‬No.‭ ‬3387,‭ ‬American Museum of Natural History,‭ ‬New York,‭ ‬NY.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Julia A.‭ ‬Clarke‭ & ‬Mark A.‭ ‬Norell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.


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