A large ergilornithine (Aves, Gruiformes) from the Late Miocene of the Balkan Peninsula

@article{Zelenkov2015ALE,
  title={A large ergilornithine (Aves, Gruiformes) from the Late Miocene of the Balkan Peninsula},
  author={N. Zelenkov and Z. Boev and G. Lazaridis},
  journal={Pal{\"a}ontologische Zeitschrift},
  year={2015},
  volume={90},
  pages={145-151}
}
Abstract A very large alledged bustard, Otishellenica (Boev et al. in Geol Balc 42:59–64, 2013), described from the Late Miocene of the continental Greece, is reinterpreted here as a member of Ergilornithinae (family Eogruidae), an extinct taxon of large cursorial gruiform birds convergently similar to ostriches. This is the western-most find of Ergilornithinae and the first documentation of this taxon in the continental Europe outside the territory of the former Soviet Union (Ukraine and… Expand

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