Corvitalusoides

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Corvitalusoides grandiculus
Temporal range: Late Oligocene to Early Miocene, 26–24 Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: incertae cedis
Genus: Corvitalusoides
Boles, 2006
Species: C. grandiculus
Binomial name
Corvitalusoides grandiculus
Boles, 2006

Corvitalusoides grandiculus is an extinct species of songbird, in a monotypic genus of uncertain familial affinities, from the Late Oligocene or Early Miocene of northern Australia. It was described from a distal tibiotarsal fragment found at Riversleigh, in the Boodjamulla National Park of north-western Queensland. The bone size indicates that the bird was among the largest of songbirds, within the size range of ravens and lyrebirds.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boles, Walter E. (2006). "A new songbird (Aves: Passeriformes) from the mid-Cenozoic of Riversleigh, northwestern Queensland". Alcheringa. 30 (Supplement 1): 31–37. doi:10.1080/03115510609506853.