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A new species of pelican (Aves : Pelecanidae) from the Lower Pliocene of North Carolina and Florida

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T20:49:51Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T20:49:51Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. 1999. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F6492">A new species of pelican (Aves : Pelecanidae) from the Lower Pliocene of North Carolina and Florida</a>." <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington</em>. 112 (3):503&ndash;509. en
dc.identifier.issn 0006-324X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/6492
dc.description.abstract A new species of pelican, Pelecanus schreiberi, is described from rare fossils from the Lower Pliocene Yorktown Formation of North Carolina. Additional material from the nearly contemporaneous Bone Valley Formation in Central Florida is tentatively referred to the same species, which was much larger than any existing New World pelican and so distinctive in some features that it appears to represent an extinct lineage with no living descendents. The holotype is the distal portion of a femur with dense medullary bone indicating a laying female, so the species presumably bred near the type locality. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington en
dc.title A new species of pelican (Aves : Pelecanidae) from the Lower Pliocene of North Carolina and Florida en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 75166
rft.jtitle Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
rft.volume 112
rft.issue 3
rft.spage 503
rft.epage 509
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 503
dc.citation.epage 509


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