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The fossil waterfowl (Aves, Anseriformes) from the Eocene of England. American Museum novitates ; no. 3354

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dc.contributor.author Dyke, Gareth. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:42:28Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:42:28Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2907
dc.description 15 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-14). en_US
dc.description.abstract The taxonomy and phylogenetic positions of the fossil waterfowl (Aves: Anseriformes) described from the Eocene of England are reviewed. Although a total of six species within five genera have been described, only the phylogenetic positions of the two taxa Anatalavis oxfordi Olson and Headonornis (Lydekker) can be hypothesized with confidence within the order Anseriformes. Anatalavis oxfordi is considered to be the sister taxon to a clade comprising another fossil waterfowl, Presbyornis Wetmore, and the extant true ducks, Anatidae, whereas Headonornis may be congeneric with Presbyornis. Fossil material referred to the genera Palaeopapia Harrison and Walker and Paracygnopterus Harrison and Walker is considered Aves incertae sedis. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3354 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3354 2001 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anseriformes -- England. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Birds, Fossil -- England. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Eocene -- England. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- England. en_US
dc.title The fossil waterfowl (Aves, Anseriformes) from the Eocene of England. American Museum novitates ; no. 3354 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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