Samrukia nessovi 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

Belongs to Samrukia according to D. Naish et al. 2012

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: WDC Kz-001, a mandible (Incomplete mandibles). Its type locality is Akkurgan (AKK-3), which is in a Santonian/Campanian terrestrial sandstone in the Bostobe Formation of Kazakhstan.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Akkurgan (AKK-3)

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