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Title: A nearly complete skeleton of the fossil galliform bird Palaeortyx from the late Oligocene of Germany

Creator:

Mayr, Gerald ; Poschmann, Markus ; Wuttke, Michael

Date issued/created:

2006

Resource Type:

Journal

Subtitle:

Prawie kompletny szkielet Palaeortyx, kopalnego grzebiącego z późnego Oligocenu Niemiec

Contributor:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Description:

pg(s) 129-135

Abstract:

Phasianid galliform birds do not occur in Europe before the end of the early Oligocene, and their Paleogene fossil record mainly comprises isolated bones. Here we describe a nearly complete and articulated skeleton of a phasianid galliform bird from the late Oligocene of Enspel in Germany. The specimen is assigned to Palaeortyx cf. gallica Milne-Edwards, 1869 and for the first time allows the recognition of cranial and pelvic details in a late Oligocene phasianid. Many gizzard stones are preserved in both the gizzard and the crop, and constitute the earliest fossil evidence for grit use in a phasianid galliform.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

2

Start page:

129

End page:

135

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:65687

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Language of abstract:

pol ; eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

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Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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