Morus sp.

Mourer-Chauviré, Cécile & Geraads, Denis, 2010, The Upper Pliocene Avifauna of Ahl al Oughlam, Morocco. Systematics and Biogeography, Records of the Australian Museum 62 (1), pp. 157-184: 164-165

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.62.2010.1538

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Marcus

scientific name

Morus sp.
status

 

Morus sp.   cf. M. bassanus (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Fig. 4E–F View Figure 4

Material. Right humerus, proximal and distal parts, probably from the same bone, AaO-733, 734; right humerus, distal part, AaO-4801; left ulna, proximal part and shaft, AaO-2640; left carpometacarpus, distal part, AaO-747; right femur, distal part, AaO-826.

The dimensions of the remains referred to Morus sp.   cf. M. bassanus   are included in the variation range of a series of 14 Recent individuals from the USNM collection ( Table 3). There is not much difference in the femur dimensions between Morus peninsularis   and M. sp. cf. M. bassanus   from Ahl al Oughlam. The main difference is in the distal width which is slightly larger in the Moroccan form. This is related to the fact that the medial condyle is more medially projecting in Morus bassanus   than in Morus peninsularis   .

The large forms, larger than Morus bassanus   ( Morus   , undescribed species 1 and 2), that were present in the Yorktown Formation (Olson & Rasmussen, 2001) are not represented at Ahl al Oughlam.

Order Ciconiiformes  

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

M

Botanische Staatssammlung München

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Rosales

Family

Moraceae

Genus

Morus