Heterorhea

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Heterorhea
Temporal range: Pliocene (Chapadmalalan)
~4–3 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Rheiformes
Family: Rheidae
Genus: Heterorhea
Rovereto, 1914
Species

Heterorhea is an extinct genus of ratites in the rhea family. The type species is H. dabbenei.[1] from the Late Pliocene Monte Hermoso Formation, Buenos Aires, Argentina.[2] The holotype of the genus is missing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heterorhea at Fossilworks.org
  2. ^ Brodkorb, P. (1963) Catalogue of fossil birds Part 1 (Archaeopterygiformes through Ardeiformes). Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 7: 179-293.
  3. ^ Tambussi & Degrange, 2012, p.77

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