PALEOGENE FOSSILS AND THE RADIATION OF MODERN BIRDS

@inproceedings{James2005PALEOGENEFA,
  title={PALEOGENE FOSSILS AND THE RADIATION OF MODERN BIRDS},
  author={Helen F. James},
  year={2005}
}
  • H. James
  • Published 2005
  • Geology, Geography
MODERN GENERA OF birds arose mainly in the Neogene Period (1.8-23.8 mya), and modern species mainly in the Plio-Pleistocene (0.08-5.3 mya). Neogene fossil birds generally resemble modern taxa, and those that cannot be attributed to a modern genus or species can usually be placed in a modern family with a fair degree of confidence (e.g. Becker 1987, Olson and Rasmussen 2001). Fossil birds from earlier in the Cenozoic can be more challenging to classify. The fossil birds of the Paleogene (23.8-65… Expand
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