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Perplexicervix microcephalon Mayr 2010 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 206143

Full reference: G. Mayr. 2010. A new avian species with tubercle-bearing cervical vertebrae from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany). Records of the Australian Museum 62:21-28

Belongs to Perplexicervix according to G. Mayr 2010

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: SMF-ME 11211a+b, a skeleton (partially dissociated skeleton lacking the left leg). Its type locality is Messel, which is in a MP 11 lacustrine shale in the Messel Formation of Germany.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore