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A new genus and two new species of gigantic plotopteridae from Japan (Aves: Pelecaniformes)

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.contributor.author Hasegawa, Y. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T20:51:27Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T20:51:27Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. and Hasegawa, Y. 1996. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F6526">A new genus and two new species of gigantic plotopteridae from Japan (Aves: Pelecaniformes)</a>." <em>Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology</em>. 16 (4):742&ndash;751. en
dc.identifier.issn 0272-4634
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/6526
dc.description.abstract The Plotopteridae are wing-propelled, penguin-like diving birds of the order Pelecaniformes Found in mid-Tertiary deposits of the North Pacific. Much new material representing a considerable radiation of genera and species has been discovered in Japan since the basic adaptations and characters of the family were revealed. A new genus and species, Copepteryx hexeris, is named here from previously known but underscribed material upon which much of our knowledge of the family had originally been based. A second new species, C. titan, is described from a single gigantic femur from a bird that was probably larger than any known diving bird, living or fossil. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology en
dc.title A new genus and two new species of gigantic plotopteridae from Japan (Aves: Pelecaniformes) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 75170
rft.jtitle Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
rft.volume 16
rft.issue 4
rft.spage 742
rft.epage 751
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 742
dc.citation.epage 751


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