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Cenozoic Birds of the World, Part 1: Europe
- C. Mourer-Chauviré
- 1 April 2004
Geology and palaeontology of the Upper Miocene Toros-Menalla hominid locality, Chad
The fauna from Toros-Menalla site 266 suggests that S. tchadensis lived close to a lake, but not far from a sandy desert, perhaps the oldest record of desert conditions in the Neogene of northern central Africa.
Independent origins of New Zealand moas and kiwis.
- A. Cooper, C. Mourer-Chauviré, G. Chambers, A. von Haeseler, A. Wilson, S. Pääbo
- GeologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 15 September 1992
The phylogenetic analysis shows that the kiwis are more closely related to Australian and African ratities than to the moas, and New Zealand probably was colonized twice by ancestors of ratite birds.
Evolution and history of the western Palaearctic avifauna.
The Upper Pliocene avifauna of Ahl al Oughlam, Morocco. Systematics and biogeography. In Proceedings of the VII International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, ed. W.E.…
The locality of Ahl at Oughlam, situated at the southeastern limit of the city of Casablanca (Morocco) at about 34 degrees north, is dated by the biochronology of its rich mammalian fauna to about…
The late Oligocene birds of the Créchy quarry (Allier, France), with a description of two new genera (Aves: Pelecaniformes: Phalacrocoracidae, and Anseriformes: Anseranatidae)
The late Oligocene birds of the Créchy quarry (Allier, France) are described with a description of two new genera (Aves: Pelecaniformes: Phalacrocoracidae, and Anseranatidae), which differ from these Miocene avifaunas by the presence of a primitive form of Phalacanthus guilloti.
The Struthionidae and Pelagornithidae (Aves: Struthioniformes, Odontopterygiformes) from the late Pliocene of Ahl al Oughlam, Morocco
The Pliocene locality of Ahl al Oughlam is situated at the southeastern limit of the city of Casablanca, in Morocco, on an ancient seashore of the Atlantic Ocean, and has yielded a very rich vertebrate fauna including both terrestrial and marine forms.
THE AVIFAUNA OF THE EOCENE AND OLIGOCENE PHOSPHORITES DU QUERCY (France): AN UPDATED LIST
- C. Mourer-Chauviré
- Environmental Science
The excavations which have been carried out during the last fourty years in the Phosphorites du Quercy made it possible to find fossil avifaunas accurately dated by associated micro- and…
MIOCENE SONGBIRDS AND THE COMPOSITION OF THE EUROPEAN PASSERIFORM AVIFAUNA
Examination of fossil songbirds from three middle Miocene localities in Germany and France shows that many lack the derived morphology of the hypotarsus that characterizes extant Eupasseres, which indicates the presence of an ancient songbird avifauna in the Miocene of Europe.
A Phororhacoid bird from the Eocene of Africa
- C. Mourer-Chauviré, Rodolphe Tabuce, M’hammed Mahboubi, Mohammed Adaci, M. Bensalah
- Geography, Environmental ScienceNaturwissenschaften
- 28 August 2011
Two hypotheses are proposed to account for the presence of a phororhacoid bird in Africa, either an early dispersal of small members of this group, which were still able of a limited flight, or a transoceanic migration of flightless birds from South America to Africa during the Paleocene or earliest Eocene.