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Type: Journal article
Title: Pliocene waterfowl (Aves : Anseriformes) from South Australia and a new genus and species
Author: Worthy, Trevor Henry
Citation: Emu, 2008; 108 (2):153-165
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0158-4197
School/Discipline: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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Trevor H. Worthy
Abstract: The occurrences of fossil bones of waterfowl (Aves : Anseriformes) in Pliocene faunas from the Lake Eyre Basin are described. Nine modern taxa are present in either the Kanunka or the Toolapinna Faunas from the Tirari Formation as follows: Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose), Cereopsis novaehollandiae (Cape Barren Goose), Cygnus atratus (Black Swan), Tadorna tadornoides (Australian Shelduck), Biziura lobata (Musk Duck), Oxyura australis (Blue-billed Duck), Anas cf. A. castanea (Chestnut Teal), A. cf. A. gracilis (Grey Teal) and Aythya australis (Hardhead). A new genus and species of oxyurine, Tirarinetta kanunka, gen. et sp. nov. is described from the Kanunka Fauna on the basis of a humerus.
Description: Copyright © 2008 Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union
RMID: 0020081083
DOI: 10.1071/MU07063
Appears in Collections:Earth and Environmental Sciences publications
Australian Centre for Ancient DNA publications

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