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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceKansas
County/ParishWallace County
Institution CodeYpm
Collection CodeVp
Catalog NumberYpm Vp 001476
Collected ByHarry A. Brous, Samuel W. Williston, S. W. Williston & Party 1877 (kansas Expedition), S. W. Williston & Party 1877 (kansas Expedition)
Date Collected1876-05-12

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The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology houses one of the most important vertebrate fossil collections in North America, totaling over 70,000 cataloged specimens. Staff and students of the Division undertake research in vertebrate systematics, evolution, and paleobiology. The Division supports field collecting programs in the Triassic of Arizona and Utah and across the K/T boundary in Montana and North Dakota.

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RoleHead, Computer Systems Office
Emaillawrence.gall@yale.edu
Name Larry Gall
RoleHead, Computer Systems Office
Emaillawrence.gall@yale.edu
Name Larry Gall
RoleHead, Computer Systems Office
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Name Vanessa Rhue
RoleDivision of Vertebrate Paleontology
Emailvanessa.rhue@yale.edu
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameHesperornis regalis
Higher ClassficationAnimalia; Chordata; Vertebrata; Amniota; Aves; Neornithes; Odontognathae; Hesperornithiformes; Hesperornithidae
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassAves
OrderHesperornithiformes
FamilyHesperornithidae
GenusHesperornis
Specific Epithetregalis
Scientific Name AuthorsMarsh, 1872
Taxon RankSpecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Vernacular NameBirds; vertebrates; chordates; animals
Taxon RemarksFossils, Rocks and Minerals: Fossils - Vertebrates
Specimen
Previous IdentificationsHesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis|Hesperornis regalis
Identification ReferencesTanaka, Tomonori, et al. 2018. The oldest Asian hesperornithiform from the Upper Cretaceous of Japan, and the phylogenetic reassessment of Hesperornithiformes. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 16 (8): 689-709.
Catalog NumberYPM VP 001476
PreparationsSurface Scan
Individual Count1
Institution CodeYPM
Collection CodeVP
Occurrence IDurn:uuid:5e3c6790-98e7-462f-8489-382c11e3996b
Basis of RecordFossilSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
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Associated ReferencesSee: Tanaka, Tomonori, et al. 2018. The oldest Asian hesperornithiform from the Upper Cretaceous of Japan, and the phylogenetic reassessment of Hesperornithiformes. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 16 (8): 689-709.|See: Wilson, Laura E., et al. 2016. A new hesperornithiform (Aves) specimen from the Late Cretaceous Canadian High Arctic with comments on high latitude hesperornithiform diet. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. 53: 1476-1483.|See: Bell, Alyssa & Chiappe, Luis M. 2016. A species-level phylogeny of the Cretaceous Hesperornithiformes (Aves: Ornithuromorpha): implications for body size evolution amongst the earliest diving birds. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 14 (3): 239-251.|See: Bell, Alyssa, et al. 2015. Hesperornithiform birds from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Arkansas, USA. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 118 (3-4): 219-229.|See: Nudds, Robert, et al. 2013. Locomotory abilities and habitat of the Cretaceous bird Gansus yumenensis inferred from limb length proportions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 26: 150?154.|See: Wilson, Laura E., et al. 2011. A high latitude hesperornithiform (Aves) from Devon Island: palaeobiogeography and size distribution of North American hesperornithiforms. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. 9 (1): 9-23.|See: Hinic-Frlog, Sanja & Motani, Ryosuke. 2010. Relationship between osteology and aquatic locomotion in birds: determining modes of locomotion in extinct Ornithurae. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22: 372-385.|See: Clarke, Julia A. & Norell, Mark. 2002. The morphology and phylogenetic position of Apsaravis ukhaana from the Late Cretaceous of Mongolia. American Museum Novitates. 3387: 46pp.|Det. by: John R. Hutchinson; See: Hutchinson, John R. 2001. The evolution of femoral osteology and soft tissues on the line to extant birds (Neornithes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 131 (2): 169-197.|Det. by: Luis M. Chiappe; See: Chiappe, Luis M. 1996. Late Cretaceous birds of southern South America: Anatomy and systematics of Enanti
Collection Event
Collected ByHarry A. Brous, Samuel W. Williston, S. W. Williston & party 1877 (Kansas Expedition), S. W. Williston & party 1877 (Kansas Expedition)
Field NumberBird 008
Date Collected1876-05-12
Year1876
Month5
Day12
Collection Remarks"All II & III phalanges of L. foot and 2 of II, and 4 of IV of right foot used in the 1206 mount" [Notation written in pencil, in margin, referring to YPM 1476.; see VPD.00215]; VP number 1476; lot count 1; accn=YPM.00972
Locality
CountryUSA
State / ProvinceKansas
CountyWallace County
Higher GeographyNorth America; USA; Kansas; Wallace County
ContinentNorth America
Paleo Context
FormationNiobrara Fm
Earliest Period Or Lowest SystemCretaceous
Earliest Epoch Or Lowest SeriesLate Cretaceous
Other
Languageen
Modified2021-10-19T15:17:57.000Z
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dcterms:referenceshttp://collections.peabody.yale.edu/search/Record/YPM-VP-001476
dcterms:bibliographicCitationHesperornis regalis (YPM VP 001476)
dcterms:rightsHolderYale Peabody Museum of Natural History
dcterms:accessRightsOpen Access, http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/; see Yale Peabody policies at: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/8931zqj
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