Flightless Diving Duck (Aves, Anatidae) from the Pleistocene of Shiriya, Northeast Japan

  title={Flightless Diving Duck (Aves, Anatidae) from the Pleistocene of Shiriya, Northeast Japan},
  author={Junya Watanabe and Hiroshige Matsuoka},
ABSTRACT A flightless fossil duck (Aves, Anatidae), Shiriyanetta hasegawai, gen. et sp. nov., is described as a member of the Shiriya local fauna, a middle—late Pleistocene marine and terrestrial vertebrate fauna from fissure-fill deposits in the Shiriya area, northeast Japan. The species is represented by isolated bones, including skull fragments, vertebrae, pectoral and pelvic girdle elements, and most of the major limb elements. Osteological features of Shiriyanetta suggest that it had… 

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