Miocene waterfowl and other birds from central Otago, New Zealand

  title={Miocene waterfowl and other birds from central Otago, New Zealand},
  author={T. Worthy and A. Tennyson and C. Jones and J. McNamara and Barry J. Douglas},
  journal={Journal of Systematic Palaeontology},
  pages={1 - 39}
  • T. Worthy, A. Tennyson, +2 authors Barry J. Douglas
  • Published 2007
  • Geology
  • Journal of Systematic Palaeontology
  • Synopsis Abundant fossil bird bones from the lower Bannockburn Formation, Manuherikia Group, an Early‐Middle Miocene lacustrine deposit, 16–19 Ma, from Otago in New Zealand, reveal the “St Bathans Fauna” (new name), a first Tertiary avifauna of land and freshwater birds from New Zealand. At least 23 species of birds are represented by bones, and probable moa, Aves: Dinornithiformes, by eggshell. Anatids dominate the fauna with four genera and five species described as new: a sixth and largest… CONTINUE READING
    107 Citations
    Miocene Fossils Reveal Ancient Roots for New Zealand’s Endemic Mystacina (Chiroptera) and Its Rainforest Habitat
    • 15
    • PDF
    Terrestrial Turtle Fossils from New Zealand Refloat Moa's Ark
    • 22
    Flightless rails (Aves: Rallidae) from the early Miocene St Bathans Fauna, Otago, New Zealand
    • 4