On the osteology and phylogenetic affinities of the Pseudasturidae–Lower Eocene stem-group representatives of parrots (Aves, Psittaciformes)

@article{Mayr2002OnTO,
  title={On the osteology and phylogenetic affinities of the Pseudasturidae–Lower Eocene stem-group representatives of parrots (Aves, Psittaciformes)},
  author={Gerald Mayr},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={136},
  pages={715-729}
}
  • G. Mayr
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
The osteology of the early Eocene (about 50 mya) avian taxon Pseudasturidae Mayr, 1998 is revised and its phylogenetic affinities are analysed. Members of the Pseudasturidae are known from abundant and excellently preserved skeletal material, both complete skeletons on slabs as well as isolated, three-dimensional bones. Although this taxon is thus among the best represented of all small early Tertiary birds, its systematic affinities were unknown so far. Derived osteological characters which… Expand

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