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Type: Journal article
Title: First record of Palaelodus (Aves: Phoenicopteriformes) from New Zealand
Author: Worthy, Trevor Henry
Tennyson, Alan J. D.
Archer, Michael
Scofield, Richard Paul
Citation: Record of the Australian Museum, 2010; 62(1):77-88
Publisher: Australian Museum Scientific Publications
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0067-1975
School/Discipline: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Trevor H. Worth y, Alan J.D. Tennyson, Michael Archer and R. Paul Scofield
Abstract: The first record of the flamingo-like Palaelodidae (Phoenicopteriformes) is reported from the Early Miocene, St Bathans Fauna of Central Otago, New Zealand. Two distal tibiotarsi are described as a new Palaelodus species and a cranial fragment of a sternum is tentatively assigned to the same taxon. The new species is slightly smaller than P. wilsoni from the Late Oligocene-Early Miocene of Australia, and is distinguished from all congeners by a more robust shaft with a gradual expansion of width to the distal condyles.
Description: Proceedings title: Proceedings of the VII International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution / W.E. Boles and T.H. Worthy (eds.)
Rights: © The Authors, 2010. Journal compilation © Australian Museum, Sydney, 2010
DOI: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1545
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