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Aug 5, 2013 10:25 AM

Could you ID this Eocene bird pelvis?

Hi, I found this at Maylandsea, Essex, could you help or direct me to someone who can? Sheppey Fossils have suggested I may be a new species.





Here's hoping!


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    Aug 7, 2013 6:55 PM (in response to efossil)
    Re: Could you ID this Eocene bird pelvis?

    I can't help you in regards to the indentification of your fossil, but as an ornithologist I'm struggling to place it within the birds. will be watching with interest.

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        Aug 12, 2013 12:41 PM (in response to efossil)
        Re: Could you ID this Eocene bird pelvis?

        hi efossi,

        Thank you for such an interesting enquiry. I forwarded your enquiry to the relevant specialists, the response:


        "Detailed bird anatomy is a highly specialised field and Gareth Dyke is the only Tertiary bird specialist in the UK who has the expertise to provide an ID in any detail".


        Dr. Gareth Dyke:

        Current research projects include:

        • Anatomy and evolution of Lower Eocene birds
        • Cretaceous palaeoenvironments of Transylvania, Romania
        • Evolution of wings in dinosaurs (and birds)
        • Pterosaur flight biomechanics
        • Diversity and disparity of Cretaceous birds
        • Evolution and diversity of galliform birds


        Great find - congratulation!

        Please let us know how the identification progresses and when the paper is published!

        Thank you for sharing,

        All the best,


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