Enantiornithines

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Enantiornithines

[i‚nan·tē′ȯrn·ə‚thēnz]
(vertebrate zoology)
Opposite birds, so called because their foot bones fuse in the opposite direction of modern birds, from the subclass Sauriuvae.
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The bird, part of an extinct group called Enantiornithes, was found inside an early Cretaceous winged theropod called Microraptor gui.
The fact that Enantiornithes are largely viewed as arboreal animals doesn't mean that they didn't frequent the ground - like most living arboreal birds, from parrots to woodpeckers," the New Scientist quoted Luis Chiappe at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County as saying.