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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0891-2963 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences > Ocean and Earth Science > Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems
ePrint ID: 205231
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 16:33
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205231

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