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Article: A new feather from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 37
Part: 3
Publication Date: November 1994
Page(s): 483 487
Author(s): David M. Martill and J. B. M. Filgueira
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MARTILL, D. M., FILGUEIRA, J. B. M. 1994. A new feather from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. Palaeontology37, 3, 483–487.

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A semi-plume feather from the Nova Olinda Member of the Crato Formation (Aptian, Lower Cretaceous) of north-east Brazil is only the second feather reported from this remarkable lagerstatte. The new specimen is presumed to be preserved as an organic film in organic-rich, laminated limestones, and is from an unknown bird probably in the size range 150 to 300 mm.
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