[D] Sazavis prisca [~/~]
Nessov & Yarkov, 1989
Cretaceous Late Turonian Coniacian
Saurischia Theropoda Tetanurae Coelurosauria Maniraptora Avialae Ornithothoraces Enantiornithes
Bissekt Formation, Dzharakkuduk locality, Navoi District, Bukhara Province, Outcrop CBI-14, Uzbekistan
PO 3472, distal fragment of the right tibiotarsus.
A very small enantiornithine, the width of the distal end of the tibiotarsus is 4,5 mm which is comparable in size with Kizylkumavis cretacea and a congeneric of conspecific relationship might be supposed.
Distal end of the tibiotarsus is wide and its large medial condyle has a rounded dorsal margin in cranial aspect; intercondylar furrow is dispalced laterally, therefore the lateral condyle is narrow. The diameter of the bone is strongly reduced dorsal to the distal end of the tibiotarsus; the ligamental tubercle on the cranial surface of the tibiotarsus is weak and located relatively distal.