A feather in amber from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey. American Museum novitates ; no. 3126

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dc.contributor.author Grimaldi, David A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Case, Gerard Ramon. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:07:07Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:07:07Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3571
dc.description 6 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 5-6). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A feather 7.5 mm long is reported here in amber from the lower part of the Raritan Formation (Turonian, ca. 90-94 million years old [myo]), of central New Jersey. It is probably a semiplume, and is as yet unassigned to any group of birds. The specimen represents the second record of a feather in Cretaceous amber, and, like the first, is of interest because of the intricately preserved detail and the phylogenetic significance of Cretaceous birds. This is the oldest record of a bird from a terrestrial deposit in North America, and presumably the oldest record of a terrestrial bird. A brief review of fossil feathers is given, including those in amber"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3126 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3126, 1995 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Feathers, Fossil -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds, Fossil -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amber fossils -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- New Jersey. en_US
dc.title A feather in amber from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey. American Museum novitates ; no. 3126 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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