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Across the Atlantic on flotsam: New fossil findings shed light on the origins of the mysterious bird Hoatzin


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A team comprising German, Brazilian and French scientists, including an ornithologist from the Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt, has examined fossil relatives of the South American Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin), which point to African origins for the enigmatic bird. The accompanying study is being published by the journal Naturwissenschaften today.

 

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