Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica

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Author(s): Kessler, E. & Hír, J.
Title: A new anserid species from the Neogene of Hungary
Year: 2009
Volume: 27
Pages: 97-101.

Abstract: During the excavations held at two Middle Miocene sites (Mátraszőlős 3 and Litke 2) in northern Hungary, avian bones belonging to an anserid species have been found by the palaeontologists working at the Municipal Museum of Pásztó. These finds turned out to have belonged to a new fossil species from the extinct genus Cygnopterus Lambrecht, 1931, which is described as Cygnopterus neogradensis n. sp. in this paper. Its characteristics correspond to the diagnosis of genus, but the morphological features of the scapula and the humerus, sizes and age of bones hint to a new species. The presence of Cygnopterus neogradensis at two different localities also points to the extension of the Miocene sea-shore on the present-day territory of Hungary.
Keywords: Hungary, Miocene, Litke 2, Mátraszőlős 3, bird bone, Cygnopterus new species
Subject: anthropology

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
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