Giant late Eocene marine birds (Pelecaniformes: Pelagornithidae) from northwestern Oregon

@article{Goedert1989GiantLE,
  title={Giant late Eocene marine birds (Pelecaniformes: Pelagornithidae) from northwestern Oregon},
  author={James L. Goedert},
  journal={Journal of Paleontology},
  year={1989},
  volume={63},
  pages={939 - 944}
}
  • J. Goedert
  • Published 1 November 1989
  • Environmental Science, Geography, Biology
  • Journal of Paleontology
Fossil bird bones from the late Eocene Keasey Formation and the latest Eocene Pittsburg Bluff Formation in northwestern Oregon are the earliest records of the pelecaniform family Pelagornithidae for the Pacific Basin. These fossils also represent the first late Eocene records of the family from the Northern Hemisphere, the second late Eocene record worldwide, and indicate that these animals were among the largest of flying birds. Unfortunately, the fragmentary condition of these fossils and the… 

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