New records of Miocene fossil birds of prey from western Kenya
Walker, C.A. and Dyke, Gareth J. (2006) New records of Miocene fossil birds of prey from western Kenya. Historical Biology, 18, (3), 91-94. (doi:10.1080/08912960600639434).
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We describe new fossil records of three diurnal birds of prey and an owl from four Miocene sites in western Kenya. All four new records are very similar to recent species present today in Kenya and include a vulture (cf. Aegypius monachus), a Goshawk (cf. Accipter tachiro) and a Chanting Goshawk (cf. Melierax metabates/canorus) as well as a small owl (cf. Otus senegalensis). All four new fossil taxa may represent the earliest known records for these genera.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Ocean and Earth Science > Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems
|Date Deposited:||07 Dec 2011 16:33|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 13:39|
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