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New evidence of a giant bird from the Late Cretaceous of France

  • ERIC BUFFETAUT (a1) and DELPHINE ANGST (a2)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S001675681200043X
  • Published online: 13 June 2012
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A large heterocoelous cervical vertebra from the Late Cretaceous of Cruzy (Hérault, southern France) is described and referred to the giant bird Gargantuavis philoinos Buffetaut & Le Loeuff, 1998, confirming its avian nature. Gargantuavis appears to have been a long-necked bird with possibly a relatively small skull. Derived features such as heterocoely suggest that Gargantuavis was an advanced ornithuromorph, close to ornithurines.

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