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New results with regard to the Neogene and Quaternary avifauna of the Carpathian basin part II

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  title={New results with regard to the Neogene and Quaternary avifauna of the Carpathian basin part II},
  author={Eugen Kessler},
  year={2009}
}
The author has studied a number of fossil bird bone remains from palaeontological sites in the Carpathian Basin during the last years. Their description was planned in three subsequent papers following the taxonomic order. Following the first paper (KESSLER 2009), this second part includes remains of species from the order of Galliformes (Phasianidae) to the order of Charadriiformes. The following new species are described in this paper: Heliornis sumegensis sp. n.; Porzana matraensis sp. n… 

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  • N. Zelenkov
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Paleontological Journal
  • 2017
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  • N. Zelenkov
  • Geography, Biology
    Paleontological Journal
  • 2015
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  • N. Zelenkov
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Paleontological Journal
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  • J. Kessler
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Ornis Hungarica
  • 2019
Abstract Due to the number of specimen, their size and weaker flight capabilities they are one of the favorite preys of furred and feathered carnivores. Due to this factor quite a number of skeletal

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