Nambashag

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Nambashag
Temporal range: 26–24 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Suliformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Genus: Nambashag
Worthy, 2011
Species
  • N. billerooensis Worthy, 2011 (type)
  • N. microglaucus Worthy, 2011

Nambashag is an extinct genus of early cormorant from Late Oligocene and Early Miocene (about 26–24 mya) deposits of South Australia. The genus was first named by Trevor H. Worthy in 2011 and the type species is Nambashag billerooensis. A second species, N. microglaucus, was also named. The type species is known from 30 specimens while N. microglaucus is known from 14 specimens. The specimens of Nambashag were collected from the Etadunna and Namba Formations in the Lake Eyre and Lake Frome Basins.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trevor H. Worthy (2011). "Descriptions and phylogenetic relationships of a new genus and two new species of Oligo-Miocene cormorants (Aves: Phalacrocoracidae) from Australia". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 163 (1): 277–314. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00693.x.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)