Hoazinavis

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Hoazinavis
Temporal range: 24–22Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Opisthocomiformes
Family: Opisthocomidae
Genus: Hoazinavis
Mayr et al., 2011
Species: † H. lacustris
Binomial name
Hoazinavis lacustris
Mayr et al., 2011

Hoazinavis is an extinct genus of early hoatzin from Late Oligocene and Early Miocene (about 24–22 mya) deposits of Brazil. It was collected in 2008 from the Tremembé Formation of São Paulo, Brazil. It was first named by Gerald Mayr, Herculano Alvarenga and Cécile Mourer-Chauviré in 2011 and the type species is Hoazinavis lacustris.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerald Mayr, Herculano Alvarenga and Cécile Mourer-Chauviré (2011). "Out of Africa: Fossils shed light on the origin of the hoatzin, an iconic Neotropic bird". Naturwissenschaften 98 (11): 961–966. doi:10.1007/s00114-011-0849-1. PMID 21964974.