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Rahonavis ostromi Forster et al. 1998 (bird)


PaleoDB taxon number: 64133

Alternative combinations: Rahona ostromi, Rahonavis ostromii

Full reference: C. A. Forster, S. D. Sampson, L. M. Chiappe and D. W. Krause. 1998. The theropod ancestry of birds: new evidence from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Science 279:1915-1919

Belongs to Rahonavis according to N. R. Longrich and P. J. Currie 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: University of Antananarivo 8656, a partial skeleton (largely complete postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is MAD93-18 (SUNY), which is in a Maastrichtian channel sandstone in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 87.5, radius length 126.9, scapula length 82.2, tibia length 120.0, ulna length 132.2