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Systematics and evolution of the Gruiformes (Class Aves). 2, Additional comments on the Bathornithidae, with descriptions of new species. American Museum novitates ; no. 2449

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dc.contributor.author Cracraft, Joel. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:33:12Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:33:12Z
dc.date.issued 1971 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2658
dc.description 14 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A new genus and species of bathornithid, Eutreptornis uintae, is described for a tibiotarsus and tarsometatarsus from the late Eocene of Utah. Eutreptornis exhibits many morphological features found in both the bathornithids and their presumed ancestors, the Geranoididae of the Eocene of North America. An additional tibiotarsus of Bathornis veredus and a tarsometatarsus of B. geographicus are placed on record. A new species, B. minor, is decribed from the early Miocene of South Dakota. This species was the smallest member of the family and was closely related to B. fricki. Contrary to my earlier assumptions, Paracrax wetmorei probably could fly. Phalacrocorax mediterraneus Shufeldt is a bathornithid, and the type carpometacarpus is referred to Paracrax antiqua"--P. 13. 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. 2449 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2449, 1971 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eutreptornis uintae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bathornithidae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gruiformes, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds, Fossil -- Utah -- Uintah County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds, Fossil -- South Dakota -- Shannon County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds, Fossil -- Colorado -- Weld County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- Utah -- Uintah County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Miocene -- South Dakota -- Shannon County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Oligocene -- South Dakota -- Shannon County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Oligocene -- Colorado -- Weld County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Utah -- Uintah County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- South Dakota -- Shannon County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Colorado -- Weld County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gruiformes -- Evolution. en_US
dc.title Systematics and evolution of the Gruiformes (Class Aves). 2, Additional comments on the Bathornithidae, with descriptions of new species. American Museum novitates ; no. 2449 en_US
dc.title.alternative Additional comments on the Bathornithidae, with descriptions of new species 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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