A Revision of the Lari (Aves, Charadriiformes) from the Early Miocene of Saint-Gérand-Le-Puy (Allier, France)

  title={A Revision of the Lari (Aves, Charadriiformes) from the Early Miocene of Saint-G{\'e}rand-Le-Puy (Allier, France)},
  author={Vanesa L. De Pietri and Lo{\"i}c Costeur and Marcel G{\"u}ntert and Gerald Mayr},
ABSTRACT Three species of gull-like birds were described by Milne-Edwards in the 19th century from the early Miocene of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy, France, two of which have been since then moved to the genus Laricola. These fossils are redescribed and revised in the present study. We further describe two new species of the taxon Laricola, L. intermedia, sp. nov., and L. robusta, sp. nov., as well as two species of a new taxon Sternalara, S. minuta and S. milneedwardsi, thus substantially increasing… 

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  • S. Emslie
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 1995
ABSTRACT A new late Pliocene (upper Pinecrest beds, 2.4–2.0 Ma) fossil locality in Florida has produced thousands of bones and 137 whole and partial skeletons of a new species of cormorant,