[D] Eurolimnornis corneti [~/~]
Kessler & Jurcsák, 1986
Cretaceous Early Berriasian
Bauxite of Cornet, Oradea, Romania
Genus - Typespecies
E. corneti probably was a primitive, but essentially modern bird and may indeed be an early neognathe ancestral to the grebes, some consider Eurolimnornis corneti as a theropod or pterosaur however that cannot be completely refuted (Benton et al., 1997). Holotype(MTCO-P 7896) distal fragment of the right humerus, which was at first ascribed to the same species as the specimen of Palaeocursornis corneti .
Eurolimnornis Kessler & Jurcsák, 1986 , p . 290 , is the only available generic name based on the genotype Eurolimnornis corneti Kessler & Jurcsák , 1986 , p . 290 , based on the holotype MTCO-P 7896. Eurolimnornis Kessler 1987 is not the same as Eurolimnornis Kessler & Jurcsák , 1986 as Kessler stated clearly that Eurolimnornis Kessler , 1987 is a synonym of Limnornis Kessler & Jurcsák , 1984 (misspelt here as Limnoris ) ; hence Eurolimnornis Kessler , 1987 is a junior homonym of Eurolimnornis Kessler & Jurcsák , 1986 , as stated above .
It is unclear why Jurcsák & Kessler (1987 , p . 588) again proposed the generic name Eurolimnornis as a new name. Kessler & Jurcsák (1986 , p . 290) proposed the family-group name Eurolimnornithidae based on the genus Eurolimnornis Kessler & Jurcsák , 1986, which is the only available name for the family-level taxon containing this genus . Their use (Jurcsák & Kessler , 1987 , p . 588 ; 1988 , p . 649) of Limnornithidae for the nominal family containing the genus Eurolimnornis is in error.
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Kessler, E. & Jurcsák, T. (1986): New contributions to the knowledge of the Lower Cretaceous bird remains from Cornet (Romania). Travaux du Musée d\\\'Histoire Naturelle Grigore Antipa 28: 289–295.