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Author(s): Dimitrievich, V., Gál, E. & Kessler, E.
Title: A new genus and new species of grebe (Podicipediformes, Aves) from the Early Miocene lake deposits of the Valjevo Basin (Serbia)
Year: 2002
Volume: 20
Pages: 3-7.

Abstract: Miodytes serbicus, a new genus and species of grebe from the Early Miocene lake deposits of Bela Stena series (Valjevo Basin, West Serbia) is introduced. The fossil bird bones of an almost complete wing skeleton are found in anatomical connection in a thin layer slate. The representatives of Podicipedidae are rare in Central European deposits of any age, and indicate the vicinity of a seacoast environment, i. e. Paratethys Sea. Among rare bird remains in the Neogene of Serbia, the find from Valjevo Basin is the very first to enable species identification.
Keywords: Aves, Serbia, Podicipediformes, Podicipedidae, Miodytes, Early Miocene, Valjevo Basin

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Szabó, J. & Matskási, I.