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the Late Oligocene of Billy (Billy, Allier)-Créchy (France). Hugueney, M. ''et al.'' (2003) The Australian distribution of the living species ties in well with the presumed Gondwanan origin of Anseriformes, but Northern Hemisphere fossils are puzzling. Perhaps the magpie-geese were one of the dominant groups of Paleogene waterfowl, only to become largely extinct later. Image:Brisson Mathurin Jacques 1723-1806.png thumb 220px right Mathurin Jacques Brisson


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