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Tracks of a Stilt-Like Bird from the Early Eocene Green River Formation of Utah: Possible Earliest Evidence of the Recurvirostridae (Charadriiformes)

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-20T15:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-20T15:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. 2014. "Tracks of a Stilt-Like Bird from the Early Eocene Green River Formation of Utah: Possible Earliest Evidence of the Recurvirostridae (Charadriiformes)." <em>Waterbirds</em>. 37 (3):340&ndash;345. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1675/063.037.0313">https://doi.org/10.1675/063.037.0313</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1524-4695
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/25110
dc.description.abstract Abstract. Three avian footprints from a well-known early Eocene fossil track locality in Utah appear to represent an otherwise unknown stilt-like bird, possibly referable to the Recurvirostridae. The bird that made these tracks had very long legs but relatively short toes and was probably somewhat smaller than modern stilts (Himantopus). There was a vestigial hind toe and the feet were webbed, but the webbing was reduced more than in Recurvirostra or Cladorhynchus, but not nearly as much as in Himantopus. This may constitute the oldest evidence yet found of a recurvirostid-like bird, although the family probably originated even earlier if it gave rise to flamingos (Phoenicopteridae), which were already in existence by the early and middle Eocene. en
dc.relation.ispartof Waterbirds en
dc.title Tracks of a Stilt-Like Bird from the Early Eocene Green River Formation of Utah: Possible Earliest Evidence of the Recurvirostridae (Charadriiformes) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 130165
dc.identifier.doi 10.1675/063.037.0313
rft.jtitle Waterbirds
rft.volume 37
rft.issue 3
rft.spage 340
rft.epage 345
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 340
dc.citation.epage 345


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