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Tinamou egg from the Dolores Formation (1 Viewer)


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Batista, A., W.W. Jones, and A. Rinderknecht (2021)
The first complete fossil avian egg from the Quaternary of South America
Journal of South American Earth Sciences (advance online publication)
doi: 10.1016/j.jsames.2021.103244

In this contribution we report a fossil avian egg with an exceptional preservation. This material was recovered from sediments assigned to the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene of Uruguay and it could be included as one of the few Cenozoic cases of complete preservation of fossil avian eggs. The micro and macrostructural analysis of the egg and its eggshell allow us to assign it to Family Tinamidae.

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