New specimens of the early Oligocene Old World hummingbird Eurotrochilus inexpectatus

@article{Mayr2006NewSO,
  title={New specimens of the early Oligocene Old World hummingbird Eurotrochilus inexpectatus},
  author={Gerald Mayr},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2006},
  volume={148},
  pages={105-111}
}
  • G. Mayr
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Journal of Ornithology
New specimens of the early Oligocene (32 million years ago) stem group hummingbird Eurotrochilus inexpectatus Mayr, 2004, are described from the type locality Frauenweiler in Southern Germany. One of these is the second slab of the holotype, whose existence has been hitherto unknown. The new fossils add significantly to our knowledge of the morphology of E. inexpectatus and allow more detailed comparisons with other stem and crown group Trochilidae. A new apomorphy of the clade (Eurotrochilus… Expand

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