Oldest fossil loon documents a pronounced ecomorphological shift in the evolution of gaviiform birdsWe describe a stem group representative of Gaviiformes (loons or divers) from the early Eocene London Clay of Walton-on-the-Naze (Essex, UK). The holotype of Nasidytes ypresianus gen. et sp. nov. is a partial skeleton including the mandible and all major limb bones. The new species is the oldest unambiguously identified...
Mayr, Gerald ; Kitchener, Andrew C