Struthio linxiaensis

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Struthio linxiaensis
Temporal range: late Miocene
Late Miocene
Pelvic Girdle of Struthio linxiaensis.jpg
Pelvis
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species: S. linxiaensis
Binomial name
Struthio linxiaensis
Hou, 2005[1]

Struthio linxiaensis is an extinct species of ratite from the Miocene of China.[1]

Description[edit]

Remains of a pelvis, including a synsacrum, were recovered from mudstone in the Linxia Basin, Guanghe County, Gansu Province, northwest China. Based on the size of these remains, it is believed to have been slightly larger than Struthio camelus. When this bird lived, the area is believed to have been either open grasslands or wetlands.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hou, L. et. al (2005)

References[edit]

  • Hou, L.; Zhou, Z.; Zhang, F.; Wang, Z. (Aug 2005). "A Miocene ostrich fossil from Gansu Province, northwest China". Chinese Science Bulletin. 50 (16): 1808–1810. doi:10.1360/982005-575. ISSN 1861-9541.