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"Junornis and Umaltolepis habitat group"Image by Michael Rothman (visit gallery »)
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TitleJunornis and Umaltolepis habitat group Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThe artwork is a reconstruction of some recently described Early Cretaceous fauna and floral elements from Inner Mongolia and nearby central Mongolia dating to circa 125 mya assigned to the Jehol formation. The principal avian component is the Enantiornithine Junornis houi and the tree is developed from the unlobed ginkgophyte Umaltolepis mongoliensis. The avian type specimen is believed to be a male by virtue of its preserved pair of long ornamental rectrices. The painting was shown at the AAAS-GNSI 2018 Exhibit in Washington, DC. KeywordsEnantiornithine, basal avian, availian, dinobirds, Inner Mongolia, Junornis houi, Umaltolepis mongoliensis, Ginkgoaceae, Ginkgophyta, Pseudotorellia, Jehol formation Media Color Categories Nature Subject(s) Animal, Botanical, Birds, Paleontology, Vertebrates, Advertising, Ecosystem, Institutional