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https://doi.org/10.48027/hnb.41.10001

Fossil and subfossil records and recent status of shrikes (Passeriformes: Laniidae) in Bulgaria


Zlatozar Boev https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8049-7509

1 October 2020 · volume 41 · [10] · pp. 77–81 · PDF

Abstract: A total of 13 Quaternary localities of three recent species of shrikes with a total of 24 bone and bone fragments are reported. They encompass Early Pleistocene (Biharian) to Late Holocene (subrecent) and reveal the wide former distribution of Lanius collurio throughout the country. Eleven localities are situated in the Northern Bulgaria and two — in southern regions of the country. Most of the localities are located in plain and hilly landscapes and only two localities are mountainous. For each species are provided data on the chronostratigraphic distribution, altitudinal distribution and the anatomical belonging of finds. Localities of L. collurio are located between 50 and 130 m a.s.l.

Keywords: Balkan Peninsula, history of Bulgaria’s nature, palaeoenvironment, passerines, Quaternary birds

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Boev Z. 2020 Fossil and subfossil records and recent status of shrikes (Passeriformes: Laniidae) in Bulgaria. Historia naturalis bulgarica 41: 77–81.

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