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Minerva antiqua (Aves, Strigiformes), an owl mistaken for an edentate mammal. American Museum novitates ; no. 2773

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dc.contributor.author Mourer-Chauviré, Cécile. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shufeldt, Robert W. (Robert Wilson), 1850-1934. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:14:34Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:14:34Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5314
dc.description 11 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 10-11). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Minerva antiqua, from the Eocene of the United States, described by R.W. Shufeldt as a strigid owl, was later considered to be an edentate mammal. Study of the type material and of material referred to this species, shows that it is actually a strigiform. The generic name Minerva must replace Protostrix, and Minerva becomes the type genus of the family Protostrigidae. Minerva antiqua is characterized by the strong development of posterior digits I and II, and by the peculiar shape of the claw of posterior digit I"--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. 2773 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2773, 1983 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Minerva antiqua. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Owls, Fossil -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds, Fossil -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.title Minerva antiqua (Aves, Strigiformes), an owl mistaken for an edentate mammal. American Museum novitates ; no. 2773 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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