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    A Patagonian Swan from the Upper Pleistocene of Austral Chaco

    Raúl Ignacio Vezzosi, Washington Jones, Pablo Javier Gaudioso & Ruben M. Barquez A Patagonian swan (Anatidae: Anserinae) from the Upper Pleistocene of Austral Chaco (Argentina) Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, Vol. 24 No. 4 (2021) doi.org/10.4072/rbp.2021.4.07 Abstract: A new material of...
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    Assessing 'Meidum Geese' species identification with the ‘Tobias criteria’

    Guy M. Kirwan, Richard K. Broughton, Alexander C. Lees, Jente Ottenburghs, Joseph A. Tobias The ‘Meidum geese’ revisited: Early historical art is not a suitable basis for taxonomic speculation Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Volume 41, February 2022, 103322...
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    SAPE Newsletter 34 for 2020

    Great news!
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    Tapera

    Fernando C. Straube, 2020 Sobre andorinhas, andorinhões e a etimologia de Tapera Thunberg, 1819 Atualidades Ornitológicas 216, 9-15. Abstract: The alleged current etymology of the genus Tapera is related to the Brazilian mythologic entity called “Matinta-pereira”. However, there is another...
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    Descriptions of all fossil Ciconiimorphae

    Ciconia lydekkeri original description is: Ameghino, F. (1891) Enumeracion de las aves fósiles de la República Argentina. Revista Argentina de Historia Natural, 1, 441–453.
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    Assessing 'Meidum Geese' species identification with the ‘Tobias criteria’

    A.Romilio Assessing 'Meidum Geese' species identification with the ‘Tobias criteria’ Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports Volume 36, April 2021, 102834 doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102834 Abstract Animals depicted by ancient artisans have the potential to provide insights into taxa...
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    Multiple Functional Solutions During Flightless to Flight-Capable Transitions

    Ashley M. Heers, Stephanie L. Varghese, Leila K. Hatier and Jeremiah J. Cabrera Multiple Functional Solutions During Flightless to Flight-Capable Transitions Front. Ecol. Evol., 10 February 2021 doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.573411 Abstract The evolution of avian flight is one of the great...
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    Storrs Lovejoy Olson, 1944 - 2021

    A brief obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/fredericksburg/name/storrs-olson-obituary?pid=197595856
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    Storrs Lovejoy Olson, 1944 - 2021

    A huge loss. His work and style had a major impact in my interest on fossil birds. I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, but he was always very kind and hepful responding e-mails. My condolences to the family.
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    BOW Key

    According to this post, Robert F. Baird was born in 1959.
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    Falcatakely forsterae gen. et sp. nov.

    Some interesting blog posts about this new taxon: Falcatakely: eterodossia e pluralismo nell'Anno di Oculudentavis http://theropoda.blogspot.com/2020/11/falcatakely-eterodossia-e-pluralismo.html Falcatakely è il cranio di Rahonavis...
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    Passenger Pigeon Manifesto

    Adam Harangozó Passenger Pigeon Manifesto Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1550190620964044 Abstract: The Passenger Pigeon Manifesto addresses public institutions about the burning need for providing open access to...
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    Large cathartids from the late Pleistocene of Uruguay

    Hi Fred, thank you! I've emailed you the paper.
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    Large cathartids from the late Pleistocene of Uruguay

    W.W. Jones, A. Rinderknechta, R.I. Vezzosi, F. Montenegro & M. Ubilla First report of large cathartids (Aves, Cathartidae) from the late Pleistocene of Uruguay Journal of South American Earth Sciences Available online 10 October 2020, 102946 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2020.102946...
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    An annotated checklist of the fossil birds of Australia

    Trevor H. Worthy & Jacqueline M. T. Nguyen An annotated checklist of the fossil birds of Australia Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia Volume 144, 2020 - Issue 1 https://doi.org/10.1080/03721426.2020.1756560 Abstract A complete annotated checklist of all species of birds...
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    Late Cretaceous neornithine from Europe

    Daniel J. Field, Juan Benito, Albert Chen, John W. M. Jagt & Daniel T. Ksepka Late Cretaceous neornithine from Europe illuminates the origins of crown birds Nature 579, 397–401(2020) Published: 18 March 2020 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2096-0 Abstract Our understanding of the...
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    The Evolution of Feathers

    Christian Foth & Oliver W. M. Rauhut (Eds.) The Evolution of Feathers https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27223-4 Introduction Feathers are one of the most unique characteristics of modern birds and represent the most complex and colourful type of skin derivate within vertebrates, while also...
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    Dietary plasticity and the extinction of the passenger pigeon

    Eric J.Guiry, Trevor J.Orchard, Thomas C.A. Royle, Christina Cheung & Dongya Y.Yang Dietary plasticity and the extinction of the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) Quaternary Science Reviews Volume 233, 1 April 2020, 106225 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106225 Abstract: The...
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    The Fossil Birds of Peter Lund

    Full text: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339538433_The_Fossil_Birds_of_Peter_Lund
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    The Fossil Birds of Peter Lund

    Thank you Melanie! Of course it is! I've emailed you a copy. If anyone else is also interested, please tell me. Thank you LeNomenclatoriste! It is very good to see a project of years finally published! Thank you very much Fred! All bones belong to the holotype. When the species was described...
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    The Fossil Birds of Peter Lund

    This is my first published article. I once again thank all the forum friends who helped me! --- Rafael Nascimento & Luís Fábio Silveira The Fossil Birds of Peter Lund Zootaxa 4743 (4): 480–510 https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4743.4.2 Abstract: The Danish naturalist Peter Wilhelm Lund...
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    Near-intact Pleistocene bird carcass

    Nicolas Dussex, David W. G. Stanton, Hanna Sigeman, Per G. P. Ericson, Jacquelyn Gill, Daniel C. Fisher, Albert V. Protopopov, Victoria L. Herridge, Valery Plotnikov, Bengt Hansson & Love Dalén Biomolecular analyses reveal the age, sex and species identity of a near-intact Pleistocene bird...
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    The Dodo and Kindred Birds

    Hello! I am wondering, does someone have the 1953 book "The Dodo and Kindred Birds" by Japanese ornithologist Masauji Hachisuka complete in pdf? This book is important in the history of study of the dodo and related birds, but is very hard to find, unavailable in libraries here, and the only...
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    Evolution and distribution of medullary bone

    Min Wang, Jingmai K O’Connor, Alida M Bailleul, Zhiheng Li Evolution and distribution of medullary bone: evidence from a new Early Cretaceous enantiornithine bird National Science Review, nwz214, https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwz214 Abstract Living birds are unique among vertebrates in the...
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    Unregistered images of the extinct dodo

    Dante Martins Teixeira The German painter Carl Borromäus Andreas Ruthart (ca. 1630-1703) and some still unregistered images of the extinct dodo, Raphus cucullatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Aves, Columbiformes) Arquivos de Zoologia 50(4): 191-200, 2019. Abstract: Extinct in the seventeenth century...
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