Abstract: The discovery of an almost complete wing skeleton, assigned to the petrel-like new fossil bird Diomedeoides harmati n. sp. The slab including the fossil specimen was collected by István HARMAT in 1923. It originates from Kiscell Clay Formation (Lower Oligocene, MP 24) of the Újhely Clay Open pit Mine in Szépvölgy, Budapest. This is the oldest modern bird species (Ornithurine) find from the present-day territory of Hungary. The presence of this aquatic bird, belonging to the order of Procellariiformes, is in accordance with deep-sea conditions in the Carpathian Basin during the Oligocene.Keywords:
Author(s): Kessler, E.
Title: The oldest modern bird (Ornithurinae) remains from the Early Oligocene of Hungary
new species, Hungary, Aves, Oligocene, Kiscell Clay Formation, DiomedeoidaeSubject:
anthropologyJournal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica HungaricaJournal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.ISSN: 1586-930XPublisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, BudapestEditor(s): ,