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    Messelirrisor non det.


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    • Prepped by transfer method.

      Mr. G. Mayr from Senckenberg Institute was so kind to determine the family: It's a Messelirrisor sp., a relative of the Hoopoe. with preserved plumage (can be best seen with backlight)

       

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      Picture taken by Dûrzan cîrano, distributed by Wikimedia under GNU Free Documentation License

       

      Lit.:

      Mayr, G. (2000): Tiny hoopoe-like birds from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany). The Auk 117(4):964-970

    Taxonomy

    Hoopoe

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Aves
    Order: Bucerotiformes
    Family: Messelirrisoridae
    Genus: Messelirrisor
    Species: M. sp.
    Author Citation Mayr, 1998

    Geological Time Scale

    Eon: Phanerozoic
    Era: Cenozoic
    Period: Paleogene
    Epoch: Eocene
    International Age: Lutetian

    Stratigraphy

    Messel Formation

    Provenance

    Collector: T. Bastelberger
    Acquired by: Field Collection

    Location

    Messel near Darmstadt
    Hessia
    Germany

    Comments

    Prepped by transfer method.

    Mr. G. Mayr from Senckenberg Institute was so kind to determine the family: It's a Messelirrisor sp., a relative of the Hoopoe. with preserved plumage (can be best seen with backlight)

     

    Untitled.jpg

     

     

    300px-Botbotik.jpg

    Picture taken by Dûrzan cîrano, distributed by Wikimedia under GNU Free Documentation License

     

    Lit.:

    Mayr, G. (2000): Tiny hoopoe-like birds from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany). The Auk 117(4):964-970

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