The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Did parrots exist in the Cretaceous period?

Record type: Article

The timing of the origin of modern birds is much debated. The traditional view, based largely on the fossil record, suggests that most modern groups did not appear until the Tertiary, after the end-Cretaceous extinction event1, but recent work, based on molecular divergence data, has suggested that most, or all, of the major clades were present in the Cretaceous. Verification of the latter proposal awaits the discovery of modern bird fossils in the Mesozoic which can be confirmed on the basis of the derived features characterizing the major clades.

Full text not available from this repository.

Citation

Dyke, Gareth J. and Mayr, G. (1999) Did parrots exist in the Cretaceous period? Nature, 399, pp. 317-318. (doi:10.1038/20583).

More information

Published date: 27 May 1999
Organisations: Ocean Biochemistry & Ecosystems

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 205325
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/205325
ISSN: 0028-0836
PURE UUID: e14319b7-dc34-46f8-842c-6b729533f8bc

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 08 Dec 2011 15:06
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:04

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Gareth J. Dyke
Author: G. Mayr

University divisions


Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×