Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 50, Issue 16, pp 1808–1810 | Cite as

A Miocene ostrich fossil from Gansu Province, northwest China

  • Lianhai Hou
  • Zhonghe ZhouEmail author
  • Fucheng Zhang
  • Zhao Wang
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Eurasia Late Miocene Transverse Process Gansu Province Ventral Margin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lianhai Hou
    • 1
  • Zhonghe Zhou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fucheng Zhang
    • 1
  • Zhao Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and PaleoanthropologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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