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Senckenbergiana lethaea

, Volume 80, Issue 1, pp 29–37 | Cite as

Frigidafons babaheydariensis n. sp., ein Sturmvogel aus dem Oligozän des Irans (Aves: Procellariidae)

  • Dieter Stefan Peters
  • Ali Hamedani
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Kurzfassung

Im Zagros-Gebirge nahe der Stadt Baba-Heydar, Iran, wurde ein Vogelrest geborgen, der hier beschrieben und alsFrigidafons babaheydariensis n. sp. der Familie Procellariidae (Sturmvögel) zugeordnet wird. Die Fundstelle gehört dem Oberen Rupelium an. Ihr Profil wird kurz dargestellt. Der fossile Vogel zählt zu den ältesten sicheren Belegen für die Ordnung Procellariiformes und ist der erste Nachweis dieser Gruppe aus dem Iran. Der Neufund bestätigt eine frühere Vermutung, daß die GattungFrigidafons parallel zu den Langbein-Sturmschwalben (Oceanitinae) Spezialisierungen für das Flugpaddeln ausgebildet hat.

Frigidafons babaheydariensis n. sp., a petrel from the Oligocene of Iran (Aves: Procellariidae)

Abstract

Frigidafons babaheydariensis n. sp. a fossil bird from the Zagros-Mountains, Iran, is described and classified with the family Procellariidae. The profile of the location is briefly described. Its age is Upper Rupelian. The fossil remains are among the earliest reliable records of the order Procellariiformes and they are the first record of this group from Iran. The new fossil corroborates an earlier speculation thatFrigidafons specialized morphologically parallel to the Southern Storm-Petrels (Oceanitinae) which are experts in „pattering“ and „walking“ on the water.

Key words

Aves Procellariidae Petrels Shearwaters Tertiary Oligocene Baba Heydar Section Iran 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Stefan Peters
    • 1
  • Ali Hamedani
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut SenckenbergFrankfurt am Main
  2. 2.Faculty of SciencesUniversity of EsfahanEsfahanIslamic Republic of Iran

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