New or previously unrecorded avian taxa from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany)

@article{Mayr2000NewOP,
  title={New or previously unrecorded avian taxa from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany)},
  author={Gerald Mayr},
  journal={Fossil Record},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={207-219}
}
  • G. Mayr
  • Published 2000
  • Biology
  • Fossil Record
Three new or from this site previously unrecorded birds are described from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany). Seruduptus pohli n. gen. n. sp. is a new taxon of the Pseudasturidae and is distinguished from the other species of this family by its short and stout tarsometatarsus and the long and strong claws. An isolated foot of a gruiform bird is assigned to ldiornis cf. iturdiensis (Idiornithidae) and would, if this assignment can be confirmed, demonstrate the existence of this… Expand
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