Vorona berivotrensis Forster et al. 1996 (bird)

Aves - Ornithothoraces

Full reference: C. A. Forster, L. M. Chiappe, D. W. Krause and S. D. Sampson. 1996. The first Cretaceous bird from Madagascar. Nature 382:532-535

Belongs to Vorona according to S. Zhou et al. 2013

See also Chiappe 2002, Forster et al. 1996, Forster et al. 2002 and Padian 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: University of Antananarivo 8651, a set of limb elements (left distal tibiotarsus and complete tarsometatarsus found in articulation). Its type locality is MAD93-18 (SUNY), which is in a Maastrichtian channel sandstone in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections including 5 occurrences

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