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A new parrot from the Miocene of Germany, with com- ments on the variation of hypotarsus morphology in some Psittaciformes

  title={A new parrot from the Miocene of Germany, with com- ments on the variation of hypotarsus morphology in some Psittaciformes},
  author={Gerald Mayr and Ursula B. G{\"o}hlich and Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg},
  journal={Belgian Journal of Zoology},
A new taxon of parrot (Psittaciformes) is described from the Middle Miocene of Southern Germany. Bavaripsitta ballmanni gen. et sp. n. is known from an almost complete tarsometatarsus which resembles the corre- sponding bone of some small Psittaculini (Polytelis, Alisterus) and Platycercini (e.g., Psephotus spp.) in general shape and morphology. Although the new taxon cannot be assigned to any of the modern groups of parrots, together with other fossil specimens it shows that there was a… Expand

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