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Collected papers in avian paleontology honoring the 90th birthday of Alexander Wetmore

Author: Alexander Wetmore; Storrs L Olson; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976.
Series: Smithsonian contributions to paleobiology, no. 27.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Wetmore; Storrs L Olson; Smithsonian Institution.
OCLC Number: 1859507
Description: xxvi, 211 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Some hypothetical anatomical stages in the evolution of avian flight / John H. Ostrom --
Evolutionary significance of the Mesozoic toothed birds / Philip D. Gengerich --The skeleton of Baptornis advenus (Aves: Hesperornithiformes) / Larry D. Martin, James Tate, Jr. --
Discovery of a cretaceous bird, apparently ancestral to the orders Coraciiformes and Piciformes (Aves: Carinatae) / Pierce Brodkorb --
A survey of the Paleogene birds of Asia / E.N. Kurochkin --
The world's oldest owl: a new Strigiform from the Paleocene of southwestern Colorado / Pat Vickers Rich, David J. Bohaska --
Neanis schucherti restudied: another Eocene Piciform bird / Alan Feduccia --
The Eocene Zygodactyl birds of North America (Aves: Piciformes) / Alan Feduccia, Larry D. Martin --
Oligocene fossils bearing on the origins of the Todidae and the Momotidae (Aves: Corachiformes) / Storrs L. Olson --
Two new species of the Aegialornithidae ; A review of the Lower Miocene swifts (Aves: Apodidae) / Charles T. Collins --
A new osprey from the Miocene of California (Falconiformes: Pandionidae) / Stuart L. Warter --
A new species of flightless auk from the Miocene of California (Alcidae: Mancallinae) / Hildegarde Howard --
The Pleistocene pied-billed grebes (Aves: Popicipedidae) / Robert W. Storer --
The Late Pleistocene avifauna of La Carolina, southwestern Ecuador / Kenneth E. Campbell, Jr. --
The great predatory birds of the Pleistocene of Cuba / Oscar Arredondo --
The species of moas (Aves: Dinornithidae) / Joel Cracraft --
Evidence of the survival to recent times of the extinct flightless duck Chendytes lawi Miller / G. Victor Morejohn.
Series Title: Smithsonian contributions to paleobiology, no. 27.
Responsibility: Storrs L. Olson, editor.

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