London Clay palaeognath (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.3° N, 0.8° E: paleocoordinates 46.7° N, 1.7° W)

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When: London Clay Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: "specimen lost, referred to as a volant, palaeognathous bird"

Primary reference: R. Owen. 1841. Description of the fossil remains of a mammal (Hyracotherium leporinum) and of a bird (Lithornis vulturinus) from the London Clay . Transactions of the Geological Society of London VI(2)(1):203-208 [J. Hunter/J. Hunter/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 13320: authorized by John Hunter, entered by John Hunter on 20.02.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Ornithurae -
Lithornis vulturinus Owen 1840 bird