Gerald Mayr

Summary

Affiliation: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Eocene fossil is earliest evidence of flower-visiting by birds
    Gerald Mayr
    Ornithological Section, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Senckenberganlage 25, Frankfurt am Main 60325, Germany
    Biol Lett 10:20140223. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Earliest and first Northern Hemispheric hoatzin fossils substantiate Old World origin of a "Neotropic endemic"
    Gerald Mayr
    Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Ornithological Section, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 101:143-8. 2014
  3. pmc Waves of genomic hitchhikers shed light on the evolution of gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes)
    Jan Ole Kriegs
    Institute of Experimental Pathology ZMBE University of Münster, Von Esmarch Str, 56, D 48149 Munster, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 7:190. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Bizarre tubercles on the vertebrae of Eocene fossil birds indicate an avian disease without modern counterpart
    Gerald Mayr
    Sektion Ornithologie, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 94:681-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint A well-preserved Archaeopteryx specimen with theropod features
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Division of Ornithology, Senckenberganlage 25, D 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Science 310:1483-6. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The Paleogene fossil record of birds in Europe
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Sektion Ornithologie, Senckenberganlage 25, D 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 80:515-42. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint A chicken-sized crane precursor from the early Oligocene of France
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Sektion Ornithologie, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 92:389-93. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Old World fossil record of modern-type hummingbirds
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Division of Ornithology, Senckenberganlage 25, D 60325 Frankfurt a M, Germany
    Science 304:861-4. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The oldest European fossil songbird from the early Oligocene of Germany
    Gerald Mayr
    Sektion Ornithologie, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 91:173-7. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Out of Africa: Fossils shed light on the origin of the hoatzin, an iconic Neotropic bird
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Sektion Ornithologie, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 98:961-6. 2011

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Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Eocene fossil is earliest evidence of flower-visiting by birds
    Gerald Mayr
    Ornithological Section, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Senckenberganlage 25, Frankfurt am Main 60325, Germany
    Biol Lett 10:20140223. 2014
    ..As Pumiliornis does not belong to any of the modern groups of flower-visiting birds, the origin of ornithophily in some angiosperm lineages may have predated that of their extant avian pollinators. ..
  2. doi request reprint Earliest and first Northern Hemispheric hoatzin fossils substantiate Old World origin of a "Neotropic endemic"
    Gerald Mayr
    Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Ornithological Section, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 101:143-8. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Waves of genomic hitchhikers shed light on the evolution of gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes)
    Jan Ole Kriegs
    Institute of Experimental Pathology ZMBE University of Münster, Von Esmarch Str, 56, D 48149 Munster, Germany
    BMC Evol Biol 7:190. 2007
    ..Ascertaining the fixation patterns of CR1 elements would help unravel the phylogeny of gamebirds and other poorly resolved avian clades...
  4. ncbi request reprint Bizarre tubercles on the vertebrae of Eocene fossil birds indicate an avian disease without modern counterpart
    Gerald Mayr
    Sektion Ornithologie, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 94:681-5. 2007
    ..Their regular and symmetrical arrangement over most of the external vertebral surface indicates a systemic disorder caused by factors that do not affect extant birds, such as especially high-dosed phytohormones or extinct pathogens...
  5. ncbi request reprint A well-preserved Archaeopteryx specimen with theropod features
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Division of Ornithology, Senckenberganlage 25, D 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Science 310:1483-6. 2005
    ..In addition, the presence of a hyperextendible second toe blurs the distinction of archaeopterygids from basal deinonychosaurs (troodontids and dromaeosaurs) and challenges the monophyly of Aves...
  6. ncbi request reprint The Paleogene fossil record of birds in Europe
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Sektion Ornithologie, Senckenberganlage 25, D 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 80:515-42. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint A chicken-sized crane precursor from the early Oligocene of France
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Sektion Ornithologie, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 92:389-93. 2005
    ..Occurrence of stem lineage Grues in the Lower Oligocene of Europe is in concordance with the fact that there is no evidence for the presence of crown group members of modern avian "families" in pre-Oligocene fossil deposits...
  8. ncbi request reprint Old World fossil record of modern-type hummingbirds
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Division of Ornithology, Senckenberganlage 25, D 60325 Frankfurt a M, Germany
    Science 304:861-4. 2004
    ..They further suggest that bird-flower coevolution dates back to the early Oligocene and open another view on the origin of ornithophily in Old World plants...
  9. ncbi request reprint The oldest European fossil songbird from the early Oligocene of Germany
    Gerald Mayr
    Sektion Ornithologie, Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 91:173-7. 2004
    ..It shows that there were earlier dispersal events of non-oscine songbirds into Europe before the arrival of Oscines from the Australian continental plate towards the late Oligocene...
  10. doi request reprint Out of Africa: Fossils shed light on the origin of the hoatzin, an iconic Neotropic bird
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Sektion Ornithologie, Senckenberganlage 25, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 98:961-6. 2011
    ..We detail that this distribution pattern is best explained by dispersal from Africa to South America, and that Opisthocomiformes provide the first example of transatlantic rafting among birds...
  11. ncbi request reprint Bristle-like integumentary structures at the tail of the horned dinosaur Psittacosaurus
    Gerald Mayr
    Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Sektion Ornithologie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Naturwissenschaften 89:361-5. 2002
    ....
  12. pmc Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils
    Per G P Ericson
    Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Swedish Museum of Natural History, PO Box 50007, 10405 Stockholm, Sweden
    Biol Lett 2:543-7. 2006
    ..Our results thus do not contradict palaeontological data and show that there is no solid molecular evidence for an extensive pre-Tertiary radiation of Neoaves...