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Werneburg et al. New Permian Caseid from France
Small sauropod tracks, Southern France
Hypoplasia: CT-scan or naked eye?
Les traces de pas de Dinosaures et autres Archosaures du Lias inférieur des grands Causses, Sud de la France
Eocene otoliths (Clinchfield Formation), Georgia
Palaeotis weigelti restudied : a small middle Eocene Ostrich (Aves : Struthioniformes)Aves; Central Europe; Middle Eocene; Palaeotis; Struthioniformes
Cite this article: Houde P., Haubold H., 1987. Palaeotis weigelti restudied : a small middle Eocene Ostrich (Aves : Struthioniformes). Palaeovertebrata 17 (2): 27-42.
Palaeotis weigelti, from the Middle Eocene of central Europe, is a ﬂightless, paleognathous bird. It appears to be a member of the ostrich lineage on the basis of trivial derived characters. It is a very primitive ratite, however, and does not possess any of the highly specialized cursorial adaptations that characterize the modern steppe -and savanna- dwelling ostriches.
Published in Vol. 17, Fasc. 2 (1987)