Named By: J. A. Clarke & L. M. Chiappe - 2001.
Classification: Chordata, Dinosauria, Theropoda, Pygostylia, Ornithothoraces, Ornithurae.
Species: L. patagonica (type).
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.
- A new carinate bird from the late Cretaceous of Patagonia (Argentina. - American Museum Novitates 3323:1-23. - J. A. Clarke & L. M. Chiappe - 2001.
- A New Specimen of the Fossil Lithornis from the Lower Eocene. - American Museum Novitates. - Leona Leonard, Gareth J. Dyke & Marcel Van Tuinen - 2005.