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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous,
98.8 Ma
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Dinosauria
Clade: Saurischia
Clade: Theropoda
Clade: Avialae
Clade: Ornithothoraces
Clade: Enantiornithes
Genus: Fortipesavis
Clark & O'Connor, 2021
F. prehendens
Binomial name
Fortipesavis prehendens
Clark & O'Connor, 2021

Fortipesavis (meaning "strong-footed bird") is a genus of enantiornithine bird from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Myanmar. The genus contains a single species, Fortipesavis prehendens, known from the holotype (YLSNHM01001), a mold of digits II–IV and a partial left tarsometatarsus preserved in amber.[1]


  1. ^ Clark, Alexander D.; O’Connor, Jingmai K. (2021). "Exploring the Ecomorphology of Two Cretaceous Enantiornithines With Unique Pedal Morphology". Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 9. doi:10.3389/fevo.2021.654156. ISSN 2296-701X.