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Comptes Rendus Palevol
Volume 4, n° 8
pages 681-686 (décembre 2005)
Doi : 10.1016/j.crpv.2005.06.002
Received : 21 February 2005 ;  accepted : 7 June 2005
First record of a fossil bird from the Early Cretaceous of Thailand

Eric Buffetaut a, , Gareth Dyke b, Varavudh Suteethorn c, Haiyan Tong a
a CNRS, UMR 5125 (Paléoenvironnements et Paléobiosphère), 16, cour du Liégat, 75013 Paris, France 
b Department of Zoology, University College Dublin, Belfield Dublin 4, Ireland 
c Palaeontology Section, Bureau of Geological Survey, Department of Mineral Resources, Rama VI Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand 

*Corresponding author.

We present the first known occurrence of a Mesozoic fossil bird from Thailand. The new specimen is the distal end of a left humerus, from the Early Cretaceous Sao Khua Formation in the Northeast of the country, and testifies to the presence of a medium-sized avian in these non-marine strata. This is also the first Mesozoic bird known from the whole of Southeast Asia. To cite this article: E. Buffetaut et al., C. R. Palevol 4 (2005) .

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Première description d'un oiseau fossile du Crétacé inférieur de Thaïlande. Nous décrivons le premier spécimen d'oiseau mésozoïque trouvé en Thaïlande. Il s'agit de l'extrémité distale d'un humérus gauche, provenant de la formation Sao Khua (Crétacé inférieur), dans le Nord-Est du pays. Ce spécimen indique la présence d'un oiseau de taille moyenne dans cette formation continentale. Il s'agit là du premier oiseau mésozoïque signalé en Asie du Sud-Est. To cite this article: E. Buffetaut et al., C. R. Palevol 4 (2005) .

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Keywords : Aves, Early Cretaceous, Sao Khua Formation, Thailand

Mots clés : Aves, Crétacé inférieur, Formation Sao Khua, Thaïlande

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