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New records of Miocene fossil birds of prey from western Kenya

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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.

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Walker, C.A. and Dyke, Gareth J. (2006) New records of Miocene fossil birds of prey from western Kenya Historical Biology, 18, (3), pp. 91-94. (doi:10.1080/08912960600639434).

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Published date: 2006
Organisations: Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems

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Local EPrints ID: 205231
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205231
ISSN: 0891-2963
PURE UUID: 566f9e2a-8321-407b-b719-64fd18ce32ed

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Date deposited: 07 Dec 2011 16:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:05

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Author: C.A. Walker
Author: Gareth J. Dyke

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