Named By: C. A. Walker, E. Buffetaut & G. J. Dyke - 2007.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Enantiornithes, Euenantiornithes.
Species: M. cruzyensis (type), M. minor, M. saltariensis, M. vincei, M. whetstonei.
Known locations: Argentina - Lecho Formation. France - Grès à Reptiles Formation. USA.
Time period: Campanian/Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of several individuals.
Martinavis is a genus of enantiornithine bird which lived during the late Cretaceous. So far Martinavis is known from several species, and fossils discovered in France, Argentina as well potential remains in the USA. If all these fossils are valid, then at a genus level, Martinavis would have been one of the most widespread enantiornithine birds.
- Large euenantiornithine birds from the Cretaceous of southern France, North America and Argentina. - Geological Magazine. - C. A. Walker, E. Buffetaut & G. J. Dyke - 2007.
- Euenantiornithine birds from the Late Cretaceous of El Brete (Argentina). - Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 27: 15–62. - Cyril A. Walker & Gareth J. Dyke - 2009.