Fully fledged enantiornithine hatchling revealed by Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence supports precocial nesting behavior
EntityUAM. Departamento de Biología
PublisherNature Publishing Group
10.1038/s41598-019-41423-7Scientific Reports 9.1 (2019): 5006
Funded byWe would like to thank the Museo de Paleontología de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain for access to MPCM-LH-26189. M.P. was supported by the University of Hong Kong, including funding for the MOOC course Dinosaur Ecosystems. A.D.B., J.M.L. and H.M.A. were supported by project CGL2013-42643P from MINECO, Spain
ProjectGobierno de España. CGL2013-42643P
SubjectsEnantiornithine bird; Biología y Biomedicina / Biología
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Laser-Stimulated Fluorescence (LSF) is used to identify fully fledged feathering in the hatchling enantiornithine bird specimen MPCM-LH-26189, supporting precocial nesting behavior in this extinct group. The LSF results include the detection of a long pennaceous wing feather as well as cover feathers around the body. The LSF technique showed improved detection limits over and above synchrotron and UV imaging which had both been performed on this specimen. The findings underscore the value of using a wide range of analytical techniques
Google Scholar:Kaye, Thomas G. - Pittman, Michael - Marugán Lobón, Jesús Carlos - Martín-Abad, Hugo - Sanz, José Luis - Delgado Buscalioni, Ángela
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