Vegaviidae, a new clade of southern diving birds that survived the K/T boundary

  title={Vegaviidae, a new clade of southern diving birds that survived the K/T boundary},
  author={Federico L. Agnolin and Federico Briss{\'o}n Egli and Sankar Chatterjee and Jordi Alexis Garcia Mars{\`a} and Fernando Emilio Novas},
  journal={The Science of Nature},
The fossil record of Late Cretaceous–Paleogene modern birds in the Southern Hemisphere includes the Maastrichtian Neogaeornis wetzeli from Chile, Polarornis gregorii and Vegavis iaai from Antarctica, and Australornis lovei from the Paleogene of New Zealand. [] Key Result This analysis resulted in the recognition of these taxa as a clade of basal Anseriformes that we call Vegaviidae.

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