A New Genus of Miocene Flamingo From East Africa

P. V. Rich, C. A. Walker

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Study of fossil flamingo (Phoenicopteridae) remains from the Miocene of East Africa suggests that a new genus, Leakeyornis, should be recognized to include Phoenicopterus aethiopicus Harrison & Walker 1976. Osteologically this new genus is a mosaic between the three genera of living flamingoes, clearly distinct from all fossil forms, and possibly most closely related to Phoeniconaias, the Lesser Flamingo of East Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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