A new family of Eocene zygodactyl birds

  title={A new family of Eocene zygodactyl birds},
  author={Gerald Mayr},
  journal={Senckenbergiana lethaea},
  • G. Mayr
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Senckenbergiana lethaea
The Pseudasturidae, a new family of small Lower to Middle Eocene zygodactyl birds is described. In the Middle Eocene of Grube Messel, near Darmstadt (Hessen, Germany), this taxon is represented by at least two species (Pseudastur macrocephalus n. g., n. sp. and an unnamed species). A third (unnamed) species is tentatively referred to the Pseudasturidae. The Lower Eocene species“Primobucco” olsoniFeduccia &Martin 1976 from the Green River Formation (Wyoming) is also included in this family… Expand

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