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Magnificent mihirungs : the colossal flightless birds of the Australian dreamtime

Author: Peter Murray; Patricia Vickers-Rich
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
Series: Life of the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first major study of this unique and highly diverse group. It introduces a wealth of knowledge about the dromornithids that has accumulated over the past two decades and that has led to an understanding of the relationships of these birds. Peter F. Murray and Patricia Vickers-Rich discuss in detail the history of the work on the dromornithids; the geological and geographical distributions of their  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Murray; Patricia Vickers-Rich
ISBN: 0253342821 9780253342829
OCLC Number: 51848607
Description: vii, 410 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Discovery --
1. The Discovery of the Dromornithids --
pt. 2. Systematics and Morphology --
2. Mihirungs: Extinct Gigantic Australian Geese --
3. Classification --
4. Overview of Dromornithid Species, Localities, and Associated Fauna --
5. Description of Dromornithid Structure --
6. Relationships and Phylogeny --
7. Dromornithids and the Origin of Anseriform Birds --
8. Relationships within the Dromornithidae --
pt. 3. Paleobiology --
9. Appearance, Posture, and Stature --
10. Body Mass Estimations --
11. Could Dromornithids Run? --
12. The Feeding Apparatus --
13. Economy of Scale --
pt. 4. Paleoecology --
14. Evidence from Local Faunas --
15. Habitat and Diet --
16. Evolution.
Series Title: Life of the past.
Responsibility: Peter F. Murray and Patricia Vickers-Rich.
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Over millions of years, Australia's biodiversity has produced a large cabinet of curiosities. Among the weirder members of this group were the Mihirungs, members of the extinct family Dromornithidae.  Read more...

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