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Temporal range: 16 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Opisthocomiformes
Family: Opisthocomidae
Genus: Namibiavis
Mourer-Chauviré, 2003
Species: N. senutae
Binomial name
Namibiavis senutae
Mourer-Chauviré, 2003

Namibiavis is an extinct genus of early hoatzin[1] from early Middle Miocene (about 16 mya) deposits of Namibia. It was collected from Arrisdrift, southern Namibia. It was first named by Cécile Mourer-Chauviré in 2003 and the type species is Namibiavis senutae.[2]


  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): 961–6. doi:10.1007/s00114-011-0849-1. PMID 21964974. 
  2. ^ Cécile Mourer-Chauviré (2003). "Birds (Aves) from the Middle Miocene of Arrisdrift (Namibia). Preliminary study with description of two new genera: Amanuensis (Accipitriformes, Sagittariidae) and Namibiavis (Gruiformes, Idiornithidae)". Geological Survey of Namibia, Memoir. 19: 103–113.