Samrukia Naish et al. 2012 (bird)

Aves - Ornithothoraces

Full reference: D. Naish, G. Dyke, A. Cau, F. EscuilliƩ, and P. Godefroit. 2012. A gigantic bird from the Upper Cretaceous of Central Asia. Biology Letters 2012(8):97-100

Parent taxon: Ornithuromorpha according to D. Naish et al. 2012

See also Buffetaut 2011 and Buffetaut and Angst 2013

Sister taxa: Alamitornis, Ambiortus, Apsaravis, Archaeorhynchus, Bellulia, Changmaornis, Chaoyangia, Dingavis, Eogranivora, Gansus, Gargantuavis, Hollanda, Hongshanornithidae, Iteravis, Jianchangornis, Jiuquanornis, Juehuaornis, Liaoningornis, Ornithurae, Patagopteryx, Piscivoravis, Schizooura, Schizoouridae, Songlingornithidae, Vorona, Yumenornis, Zhongjianornis

Subtaxa: Samrukia nessovi

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Type: Samrukia nessovi

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Akkurgan (AKK-3) (Cretaceous of Kazakhstan)

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