PaleoDB taxon number: 106043
Full reference: G. Mayr. 2005. A tiny barbet-like bird from the Lower Oligocene of Germany: the smallest species and earliest substantial fossil record of the Pici (woodpeckers and allies). The Auk 122(4):1055-1063
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: SMF Av 500a+b, a partial skeleton (disarticulated skeleton lacking skull, furcula, sternum, right foot, and tail vertebrae). Its type locality is Frauenweiler, which is in a Rupelian estuary/bay claystone in Germany.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore