Abstract

Presented here is a new species of a cormorant-like bird, assigned to ?Borvocarbo tardatus n.sp., from the Early Miocene of the locality Rauscheröd in Southern Germany. The preserved bones, a tibiotarsus, fragmentary ulna and radius, are compared in detail to those of fossil and extant taxa of phalacrocoracoids. Provided that the generic affiliation is confirmed when additional material is discovered, the new species is the stratigraphically youngest evidence and representative of the genus Borvocarbo.  

 
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Göhlich and Mourer-Chauviré, 2010, Rec. Aust. Mus. 62(1): 61–70
Author
Ursula B. Göhlich; Cécile Mourer-Chauviré
Year
2010
Title
A new cormorant-like bird (Aves, Phalacrocoracoidea) from the Early Miocene of Rauscheröd (Southern Germany). In Proceedings of the VII International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, ed. W.E. Boles and T.H. Worthy
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
62
Issue
1
Start Page
61
End Page
70
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1536
Language
English
Date Published
26 May 2010
Cover Date
26 May 2010
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
AVES; PALAEONTOLOGY; MIOCENE, LOWER
Reference Number
1536
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