Australian Museum Journal 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

Shortform:
Göhlich and Mourer-Chauviré, 2010, Rec. Aust. Mus. 62(1): 61–70
Author(s):
Göhlich, Ursula B.; Mourer-Chauviré, Cécile
Year published:
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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EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (814kb PDF)

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.