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Palaeoephippiorhynchus
Fossil range: Oligocene-Miocene
Scientific classification

Class:

Aves

Subclass:

Neornithes

Infraclass:

Neognathae

Superorder:

Neoaves

Order:

Ciconiiformes

Family:

Ciconiidae

Genus:

Palaeoephippiorhynchus
Lambrecht, 1930

Species:

  • P. dietrichi
    Lambrecht, 1930
  • P. edwardsi
    (Lydekker, 1891)

Palaeoephippiorhynchus is a extinct genus of large stork from the Late Eocene, Early Oligocene, and possibly Miocene.[citation needed] There are two recorded species, P. dietrichi from early Oligocene of Egypt and P. edwardsi from Miocene of Lybia.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mlíkovský, J. 2003. Early Miocene birds of Djebel Zelten, Lybia. J. Nat. Mus., Nat. Hist. Ser. 172: (1–4):114–120.
  • Rasmussen, T.; Olson, S. L. & Simons, E. L. 1987. Fossil birds from Oligocene Jebel Qatrani Foramtion, Fayum Province, Egypt. Smithsonian Contributions for Paleobiology 62: 1-19.
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