Emu Emu Society
Journal of BirdLife Australia

Anhinga malagurala, a New Pygmy Darter From the Early Pliocene Bluff Downs Local Fauna, North-eastern Queensland

B Mackness

Emu 95(4) 265 - 271
Published: 1995


Anhinga malagurala n. sp. from the Early Pliocene Bluff Downs Local Fauna is described on the basis of a complete right carpometacarpus and a referred right proximal femoral fragment. It is smaller in size than and differs morphologically from both the extant New World A. anhinga and Old World A. rnelanogaster. It is both the oldest fossil darter from Australia and the smallest darter that has been described.


© Royal Australian Ornithologists Union 1995

Export Citation

View Altmetrics