The Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences
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PeerJ — the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences is a peer-reviewed & Open Access journal publishing primary research and reviews in biology, life sciences, environmental sciences, and medicine.

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Recently published

13 November
The most complete enantiornithine from North America and a phylogenetic analysis of the Avisauridae

A 75 million year old bird skeleton from a threatened national monument in Utah represents the most complete skeleton ever found in North America for a long extinct group of birds called

enantiornithines. This large, fossilized bird provides important new insight into the evolution of flight. It has several advanced adaptations for flying, which show that the Enantiornithes evolved

these features separately from living birds.

Evolutionary Studies Paleontology
Jessie Atterholt, J. Howard Hutchison, Jingmai K. O’Connor

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WCMB World Congress on Marine Biodiversity
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
International Conference on Bioinformatics
German Conference on Bioinformatics
Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean
Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy
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