A NEW SWAN (AVES: ANATIDAE) IN AFRICA, FROM THE LATEST MIOCENE OF CHAD AND LIBYA

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  title={A NEW SWAN (AVES: ANATIDAE) IN AFRICA, FROM THE LATEST MIOCENE OF CHAD AND LIBYA},
  author={Antoine Louchart and Patrick Vignaud and Andossa Likius and Hassan Taisso Mackaye and Michel Brunet},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract A new genus and species of swan (subtribe Cygnina) are described here from the late Miocene deposits of Toros Menalla (Chad, Africa), which have yielded the earliest known hominid. Afrocygnus chauvireae, gen. et sp. nov., is about the size of Cygnus atratus of the Australasian region, but differs morphologically from all living members of the genus Cygnus, and from all other extinct taxa of swans. Several extinct genera of swans or supposed extinct species of Cygnus actually appear not… 

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