Schlagwort-Archive: Charadriiformes

Fossilrekord der Ordnung Charadriiformes

Family incertae sedis

Becassius charadriioides De Pietri & Mayr

Cherevychnavis umanskae Bochenski, Wertz, Tomek, & Gorobets

Chionoides australiensis De Pietri et al.

Elorius limosoides De Pietri & Mayr
Elorius paludicola Milne-Edwards

Hakawai melvillei De Pietri, Scofiled, Tennyson, Hand & Worthy

Jiliniornis huadianensis Hou & Ericson

Neilus sansomae De Pietri et al.

Palintropus retusus (Marsh)

Parvelorius calidris De Pietri & Mayr
Parvelorius gracilis (Milne-Edwards)

Scandiavis mikkelseni Bertelli, Lindow, Dyke & Mayr

Scolopacimilis lartetianus (Milne-Edwards)
Scolopacimilis sp. ‚Saint-Gerand-le-Puy, Frankreich‘

Sternalara milneedwardsi De Pietri et al.
Sternalara minuta De Pietri et al.

“Totanus” teruelensis Villata

Vanolimicola longihallucis Mayr


Aethia barnesi Smith
Aethia rossmoori Howard
Aethia storei Smith

Alca ausonia Portis
Alca carolinensis Smith & Clarke
Alca grandis Brodkorb
Alca minor Smith & Clarke
Alca olsoni Smith & Clarke
Alca stewarti Martin et al.

Alcodes ulnulus Howard

Brachyramphus dunkeli Chandler
Brachyramphus pliocenum Howard

Cepphus olsoni Howard

Cerorhinca dubia Miller
Cerorhinca minor Howard
Cerorhinca reai Chandler

Divisulcus demerei Smith

Fratercula dowi Guthrie et al.

Hydrotherikornis oregonus Miller

Mancalla californiensis Lucas
Mancalla cedrosensis Howard
“Mancalla” diegensis Miller
“Mancalla” emlongi Olson
Mancalla lucasi Smith
“Mancalla” milleri Howard
Mancalla vegrandis Smith

Miocepphus blowi Wijnker & Olson
Miocepphus bohaskai Wijnker & Olson
Miocepphus mcclungi Wetmore
Miocepphus mergulellus Wijnker & Olson

Miomancalla howardi (Smith)
Miomancalla wetmorei (Howard)

Praemancalla lagunensis Howard

Pseudocepphus teres Wijnker & Olson

Synthliboramphus rineyi Chandler

Uria affinis Marsh
Uria brodkorbi Howard
Uria paleohesperis Howard
Uria troile Lydekker


Burhinus lucorum Bickart

Genucrassum bransatensis De Pietri & Scofield


Charadrius lambrechti Kessler

Vanellus liffyae De Pietri, Scofield, Prideaux & Worthy

Cimolopterygidae (?)

Ceramornis major Brodkorb

Cimolopteryx maxima Brodkorb
Cimolopteryx rara Marsh

Lamarqueavis australis Agnolin
Lamarqueavis minima (Brodkorb)
Lamarqueavis petra (Hope)


Becassius charadriioides De Pietri, Mayr & Scofield

Boutersemia belgica Mayr & Smith
Boutersemia parvula Mayr & Smith

“Gallinago” veterior Jánossy

Glareola neogena Ballmann

Mioglareola dolnicensis (Švec)
Mioglareola gregaria Ballmann

Paractiornis perpusillus Wetmore

Pinguinus alfrednewtoni Olson

Graculavidae (?)

Dakotornis cooperi Erickson

Graculavus augustus Hope
Graculavus velox (Marsh)

Palaeotringa littoralis Marsh
Palaeotringa vagans Marsh

Scaniornis lundgreni Dames

Telmatornis priscus Marsh

Zhylgaia aestiflua Nesov


Haematopus sulcatus (Brodkorb)


Jacana farrandi Olson

Janipes nymphaeobates Rasmussen et al.

Nupharanassa bulotorum Rasmussen et al.
Nupharanassa tolutaria Rasmussen et al.

Laornithidae (?)

Laornis edvardsianus Marsh


Laricola desnoyersii (Milne-Edwards)
Laricola elegans (Milne-Edwards)
Laricola intermedia De Pietri et al.
Laricola robusta De Pietri et al.
Laricola totanoides (Milne-Edwards)


Larus dolnicensis Švec
Larus elmorei Brodkorb
Larus lacus Emslie
Larus perpetuus Emslie
Larus pristinus Shufeldt
Larus oregonus Shufeldt
Larus robustus Shufeldt


Oligonomus milleri De Pietri, Camens & Worthy


Fluviatilavis antunesi Harrison

Himantopus brevipes Milne-Edwards


Rostratula minator Olson & Eller


Bartramia umatilla Brodkorb

Calidris binagadensis Serebrovsky
Calidris janossyi Kessler
Calidris pacis Brodkorb

Erolia penepusilla Brodkorb

Ereunetes rayi Brodkorb

Gallinago veterior Jánossy

Micropalama chapmani Campbell
Micropalama hesternus Wetmore

Scolopax baranensis Jánossy
Scolopax carmesinae Seguí


Stercorarius shufeldti Howard


Thinocorus koepckae Campbell


Cerestenia pulchrapenna Mayr

Turnipax dissipata Mayr
Turnipax oechslerorum Mayr & Knopf


bearbeitet: 15.12.2019

SDSM 64281

SDSM 64281, also known as „Ornithurine C“ is mentioned in a study from 2011 that deals with the extinction of several bird clades at the end of the Cretaceous. [1]

This form is apparently known from at least one fragmented coracoid and comes from a bird that in life must have had a weight of about 3 kg. Unfortunatley the study fails to inform if this form is known from only the aforementioned single coracoid, and if not, if its remains were recovered only from the earliest Paleocene layers or if they were also recovered from the lates Cretaceous layers as it is the case with all other bird remains in the study.:

One of these species, Ornithurine C, is [also or only?] known from the Paleocene and therefore represents the only Maastrichtian bird known to cross the K–Pg boundary.“ 


Apparently, this species is known from at least four coracoids or remains of such, and they are named as  „SDSM 64281A“, „SDSM 64281B“, „UCMP 175251“, and  „MOR 2918“ and most are indeed of Late Cretaceous age, but just not all of them.

According to the authors this species might be identical with a species that was named as Graculavus augustus Hope, a bird that apparently belongs to the Charadriiformes but was very much unlike any of the charadriiform birds living today, in life it may have appeared like some kind of giant stone-curlew aka. thick-knee. [2]



[1] Nicholas R. Longrich; Tim Tokaryk; Daniel J. Field: Mass extinction of birds at the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. PNAS 108 (37) 15253-15257. 2011 
[2] Nicholas R. Longrich; Tim Tokaryk; Daniel J. Field: Mass extinction of birds at the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. PNAS 108 (37) 15253-15257. 2011. Supplementary Information


edited: 09.12.2019

Oooh – sketching in the zoo!

We were in the little zoo in Gotha today where we go almost once a year, and for the first time I took my sketchbook with me, which, however, wasn’t a great idea since there were way too many people and I could not really take the time to sketch something beside that one.:


… it’s a Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus)


Cook Islands Sandpiper ?

I just found an interesting account from the 19th century that mentions the Kiribati / Tuamotu Sandpiper (Prosobonia cancellata Peale / parvirostris J. F. Gmelin) as Phegornis cancellatus from the Hervey Islands (today the atoll Manuae in the northern Cook Islands). [1]

Is this just an error, or is it a report of a last population of the subfossil Prosobonia sp. that is known from Mangaia, Cook Islands?

I wish I had more time for all that, but sadly I have to work for a living (… it’s actually more work than living ….).


[1] Lionel K. Wiglesworth: Aves polynesiae: a catalogue of the birds of the Polynesian subregion (not including the Sandwich Islands). Berlin: R. Friedlaender & Sohn 1891 In: Abhandlungen und Berichte des Königl. Zoologischen und Anthropologisch-Etnographischen Museums zu Dresden Bd. 3: 1-84. 1890/91. herausgegeben von Hofrath Dr. A. B. Meyer, Director des Museums


edited: 10.10.2018