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A new presbyornithid bird (Aves, Anseriformes) from the late Cretaceous of southern Mongolia. American Museum novitates ; no. 3386

Show simple item record Kurochkin, E. N. (Evgenii Nikolaevich) en_US Dyke, Gareth J. en_US Karhu, Alexandr A. en_US 2005-10-06T16:41:23Z 2005-10-06T16:41:23Z 2002 en_US
dc.description 11 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 9-11). en_US
dc.description.abstract "We describe a new large representative of the important fossil anseriform taxon Presbyornithidae from the latest Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Nemegt Formation of southern Mongolia. This new taxon, Teviornis gobiensis, n. gen. et n. sp., is known from the associated manual portion of a right wing and the distal end of a right humerus, but is clearly diagnosable with respect to all other known representatives of the fossil Presbyornithidae. It is placed within the clades Anseriformes and Presbyornithidae, respectively, on the basis of a number of derived characters of the carpometacarpus and digits. Importantly, description of Teviornis confirms the presence of members of the neornithine clade Anseriformes ('waterfowl') in the late Cretaceous, as has been suggested previously on the basis of much less diagnostic fossil material as well as from clade divergence estimates founded on molecular sequence data. The extinct Presbyornithidae thus has a worldwide distribution and ranged in age from at least the Maastrichtian through to the uppermost Eocene"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3386 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3386, 2002 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teviornis gobiensis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds, Fossil -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Cretaceous -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Mongolia. en_US
dc.title A new presbyornithid bird (Aves, Anseriformes) from the late Cretaceous of southern Mongolia. American Museum novitates ; no. 3386 en_US
dc.title.alternative Presbyornithid bird en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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