A Miocene ostrich fossil from Gansu Province, northwest China

  title={A Miocene ostrich fossil from Gansu Province, northwest China},
  author={Lian-hai Hou and Zhonghe Zhou and Fucheng Zhang and Zhao Wang},
  journal={Chinese Science Bulletin},
A pelvic skeleton, recognized as a large terrestrial bird in the field, was recently collected by our paleomammalogist colleagues from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology from the late Miocene sandy mudstones in the Linxia Basin in Gansu Province, northwest China. We have further referred this bird to as an early representative of ostrich. Ostrich fossils usually coexisted with the famous Hipparion Fauna from the Miocene to Pliocene. 

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