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New Records of birds from the Middle Miocene of Argentina (1 Viewer)

Fred Ruhe

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Netherlands
SYSTEMATIC PALEONTOLOGY

Order CARIAMIFORMES Verheyen, 1957
Family PHORUSRHACIDAE (Ameghino, 1889)
Genus Psilopterus Moreno and Mercerat, 1891
Type species. Psilopterus comunis Moreno and Mercerat, 1891. Santa Cruz Formation, Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Psilopterus lemoinei (Moreno and Mercerat, 1891)

Referred material. MPM-PV 18897, associated fragments of a single specimen consisting of right scapula, two proximal ends of humeri (one right and one left), distal end of left radius, left proximal phalanx of digitus majoris, synsacrum plus pelvis, two distal ends of femora (one right and one left), distal end of left tibiotarsus, right proximal and right distal ends of tarsometatarsi, and proximal end of an indeterminate
phalanx of the foot; MPM-PV 18898, synsacrum plus articulated pelvis and partial vertebral column.

Geographic occurrence. Both specimens come from the BB locality in the Estancia Santa Lucía, Province of Santa Cruz.

Stratigraphic occurrence. Santa Cruz Formation (Early–Middle Miocene).

Psilopterus sp.

Referred material. MPM-PV 18901, distal fragment of left tibiotarsus; MPM-PV 18902, distal fragment of left tibiotarsus; MPM-PV 18905, distal end of left tarsometatarsus.

Geographic occurrence. MPM-PV 18901 and MPM-PV 18905 come from BB (Estancia Aguada Grande), while MPM-PV 18902, from SBB (Estancia Cordón Alto), Province of Santa Cruz.

Stratigraphic occurrence. Santa Cruz Formation (Early–Middle Miocene).

Order RHEIFORMES (Forbes, 1884)
Family RHEIDAE Bonaparte, 1849
Genus Opisthodactylus Ameghino, 1891
Type species. Opisthodactylus patagonicus Ameghino, 1891. Santa Cruz Formation, Monte Observación, Province of Santa Cruz.

Opisthodactylus patagonicus Ameghino, 1891

Referred material. MPM-PV 18903 and MPM-PV 18904, distal ends of left tibiotarsi.

Geographic occurrence. MPM-PV 18903 comes from BB (Estancia Santa Lucía) and MPM-PV 18904, from YH (Estancia El Refugio), Province of Santa Cruz.

Stratigraphic occurrence. Santa Cruz Formation (Early–Middle Miocene).

Order TINAMIFORMES Huxley, 1872
Family TINAMIDAE Gray, 1840
TINAMIDAE gen. et sp. indet.

Referred material. MPM-PV 18900, proximal end of left carpometacarpus.

Geographic occurrence. BB (Estancia Santa Lucía), Province of Santa Cruz.

Stratigraphic occurrence. Santa Cruz Formation (Early–Middle Miocene).

Fred
 

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