Name: Longicrusavis ‭(‬long shin bird‭)‬.
Phonetic: Long-e-cru-sa-viss.
Named By: J.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬O'Connor,‭ ‬K.-Q.‭ ‬Gao‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Chiappe‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Aves,‭ ‬Yanornithiformes,‭ ‬Hongshanornithidae.
Species: L.‭ ‬houi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Insectivore‭?
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Liaoning Province‭ ‬-‭ ‬Yixian Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Almost complete individual preserved on a slab.

       Closely related to the genus Hongshanornis,‭ ‬Longicrusavis was an early bird that lived in China during the Early Cretaceous.‭ ‬Also like Hongshanornis,‭ ‬Longicrusavis is usually portrayed as an early wading bird that would have scoured shallows of lake edges looking for small invertebrates to eat.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new ornithuromorph‭ (‬Aves:‭ ‬Ornithothoraces‭) ‬bird from the Jehol Group indicative of higher-level diversity.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬30‭(‬2‭)‬:311-321.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬K.‭ ‬O'Connor,‭ ‬K.-Q.‭ ‬Gao‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Chiappe‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.


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