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A Reassessment of Sinornis santensis and Cathayornis yandica (Aves: Enantiornithes)

O'Connor, Jingmai; Dyke, Gareth J.

O'Connor, Jingmai, Dyke, Gareth J. (2010): A Reassessment of Sinornis santensis and Cathayornis yandica (Aves: Enantiornithes). Records of the Australian Museum 62 (1): 7-20, DOI: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1540, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1540
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