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Paleornithological Research 2013: Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution

Proceedings

By: Ursula B Göhlich (Editor), Andreas Kroh (Editor)

306 pages, colour & b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Vienna Natural History Museum / Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

Hardback | Dec 2013 | #216040 | ISBN-13: 9783902421821
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About this book

Language: English

This work contains the proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. This meeting took place from 11th to 16th June 2012 at the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria, and was organised and hosted by
Ursula Göhlich (NHMW, Vienna). Fifty-two participants from 19 countries attended the quadrennial meeting and presented 40 oral talks and 10 posters covering a wide range of topics in paleornithology. See table of contents for the topics covered.


Contents

vii  Preface
ix  Group photograph
xi  Cécile Mourer-Chauviré – life and works
URSULA B. GÖHLICH

1  A new taxon of stem group Galliformes and the earliest record for stem group Cuculidae from the Eocene of Djebel Chambi, Tunisia
CÉCILE MOURER-CHAUVIRÉ, RODOLPHE TABUCE, EL MABROUK ESSID, LAURENT MARIVAUX, HAYET KHAYATI, MONIQUE VIANEY-LIAUD, MUSTAPHA BEN HAJ ALI

17  The tarsometatarsus of the Middle Eocene loon Colymbiculus udovichenkoi
GERALD MAYR, LEONID GOROBETS, EVGENIJ ZVONOK

23  Galliformes, Upupiformes, Trogoniformes, and other avian remains (?Phaethontiformes and ?Threskiornithidae) from the Rupelian stratotype in Belgium, with  comments on the identity of “Anasbenedeni Sharpe, 1899
GERALD MAYR, THIERRY SMITH

37  A review of avian remains from the Oligocene of the Outer Carpathians and Central Paleogene Basin
ZBIGNIEW M. BOCHENSKI, TERESA TOMEK, EWA SWIDNICKA

43  A fossil stone-curlew (Aves: Burhinidae) from the Late Oligocene/Early Miocene of South Australia
WALTER E. BOLES, MELANIE A. FINCH, RENE H. HOFHEINS, PATRICIA VICKERS-RICH, MARY WALTERS, THOMAS H. RICH

63  Miocene fossils show that kiwi (Apteryx, Apterygidae) are probably not phyletic dwarves
TREVOR H. WORTHY, JENNIFER P. WORTHY, ALAN J. D. TENNYSON, STEVEN W. SALISBURY, SUZANNE J. HAND, R. PAUL SCOFIELD

81  A new roller (Aves: Coraciiformes s. s.: Coraciidae) from the early Miocene of the Saint-Gérand-le-Puy area, Allier, France
CÉCILE MOURER-CHAUVIRÉ, JEAN-BAPTISTE PEYROUSE, MARGUERITE HUGUENEY

93  A Haematopus-like skull and other remains of Charadrii (Aves, Charadriiformes) from the Early Miocene of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy (Allier, France)
VANESA L. DE PIETRI, MARCEL GÜNTERT, GERALD MAYR

103  A new barn owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae) from the Middle Miocene of the Nördlinger Ries (Germany) with remarks on the history of the owls
URSULA B. GÖHLICH, PETER BALLMANN

123  Who discovered the Phorusrhacidae? An episode in the history of avian palaeontology
ERIC BUFFETAUT

135  The Early Pliocene avifauna of Langebaanweg (South Africa): a review and update
ALBRECHT MANEGOLD, ANTOINE LOUCHART, JULIE CARRIER, ANDRZEJ ELZANOWSKI

153  New finds and revised taxa of Early Pliocene birds from Western Mongolia
NIKITA V. ZELENKOV

171  Early Pleistocene fossil birds from Cava Sud, Soave (Verona, North-Eastern Italy)
MARCO PAVIA, CLAUDIA BEDETTI

185  Revisiting Asio priscus, the extinct eared owl of the California Channel Islands
KENNETH E. CAMPBELL, JR.

195  A synopsis of the pre-human avifauna of the Mascarene Islands
JULIAN P. HUME

239  Holocene fossil bird remains from subantarctic Macquarie Island
ALAN J.D. TENNYSON, R. PAUL SCOFIELD

253  Notes on Pelvic and Hindlimb Myology and Syndesmology of Emeus crassus and Dinornis robustus (Aves: Dinornithiformes)
ANDREI V. ZINOVIEV

279  Ontogenetic change of morphology and surface texture of long bones in the Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea, Ardeidae)
JUNYA WATANABE, HIROSHIGE MATSUOKA


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