Limenavis

Name: Limenavis (Threshold bird).
Phonetic: Lim-en-a-viss.
Named By: J. A. Clarke & L. M. Chiappe - 2001.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Theropoda, Pygostylia, Ornithothoraces, Ornithurae.
Species: L. patagonica (type).
Diet: Unceratin.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Argentina - Allen Formation.
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Limenavis is a genus of bird that lived in South America during the late Cretaceous. Limenavis means ‘threshold bird’ and this is a reference as to how this genus came pretty much as close as it could to crossing the threshold of being a modern bird, without actually being one.

Further reading
- A new carinate bird from the late Cretaceous of Patagonia (Argentina. - American Museum Novitates 3323:1-23. - J. A. Clarke & L. M. Chiappe - 2001.



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