A detailed survey of avian fossils on Gondwana continents reveals a relatively rich record for Australia, but only a moderate representation for Africa, South America, and New Zealand. Most fossil birds are of Neogene vintage and in many cases restricted to the Pleistocene This fossil record reflects long isolation of many gondwanic fragments as well as interchange between N and S continents but neither supports nor negates a once contiguous Gondwanaland.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Quarterly Review of Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 1979|