A new taxon of stem group Galliformes and the earliest record for stem group Cuculidae from the Eocene of Djebel Chambi , Tunisia

@inproceedings{MourerChauvir2013ANT,
  title={A new taxon of stem group Galliformes and the earliest record for stem group Cuculidae from the Eocene of Djebel Chambi , Tunisia},
  author={C{\'e}cile Mourer-Chauvir{\'e} and Rodolphe Tabuce and El Mabrouk Essid and Laurent Marivaux and Hayet Khayati and Monique Vianey-Liaud and M. B. Ali},
  year={2013}
}
A distal tarsometatarsus and a fragment of carpometacarpus of a small galliform, the size of a recent quail, have been found in the late Early or early Middle Eocene of Chambi, in Tunisia. Although a large number of stem group representatives of Galliformes are known from the Eocene of the Northern Hemisphere, and one from the middle Eocene of Namibia, the taxon from Chambi differs from them and is described as a new genus and species. A very small zygodactyl form, represented by three distal… CONTINUE READING

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