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Books

 2009

(1) Paleogene Fossil Birds. Springer, Heidelberg, 262 pp., 64 illus., ISBN: 978-3-540-89627-2,  http://www.springer.com/life+sci/book/978-3-540-89627-2

Paleogene Birds 

Scientific articles and monographs

2015

(230) Skeletal morphology of the middle Eocene swift Scaniacypselus and the evolutionary history of true swifts (Apodidae). Journal of Ornithology. doi: 0.1007/s10336-014-1142-9

(229) Cranial and vertebral morphology of the straight-billed Miocene phoenicopteriform bird Palaelodus and its evolutionary significance. Zoologischer Anzeiger,  http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2014.10.002

(228) A new skeleton of the Late Oligocene “Enspel cormorant” – from Oligocorax to Borvocarbo, and back again. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. doi: 10.1007/s12549-014-0167-7

(227) Mayr, G. & Noriega, J.I.: A well-preserved partial skeleton of the poorly known early Miocene seriema Noriegavis santacrucensis (Aves, Cariamidae). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.00011.2013

(226) New remains of the Eocene Prophaethon and the early evolution of tropicbirds (Phaethontiformes). Ibis, 157 (1): 54-67.

(225) The middle Eocene European “ratite” Palaeotis (Aves, Palaeognathae) restudied once more. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, doi: 10.1007/s12542-014-0248-y

(224) A procellariiform bird from the early Oligocene of North America. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 275 (1): 11-17.

2014

(223) On the origin of feathers. Science, 346 (6216): 1466.

(222) De Pietri, V. L. & Mayr, G.: The enigmatic Ibidopodia palustris from the Early Miocene of France – the first Neogene record of Cariamiformes (Aves) in Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34 (6):1470-1475.

(221) Bertelli, S., Lindow, B. E. K., Dyke, G. J. & Mayr, G.: Erratum to: “Another Charadriiform-Like Bird from the Lower Eocene of Denmark”. Paleontological Journal, 48 (13): 1449-1456.

(220) Comparative morphology of the radial carpal bone of birds and the phylogenetic significance of character variation. Zoomorphology, 133: 425-434

(219) Mayr, G. & Bergmann, H.-H.: Aves. In: Westheide, W. & Rieger, G. (eds.): Spezielle Zoologie, vol. 2, 3rd edition, pp. 394-437. – Springer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg.

(218) De Pietri, V. L. & Mayr, G.: The enigmatic Ibidopodia palustris from the Early Miocene of France - the first Neogene record of Cariamiformes (Aves) in Europe. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34 (6): 1470-1475.

(217) De Pietri, V. L. & Mayr, G.: The phylogenetic relationships of the Early Miocene Stork Grallavis edwardsi, with comments on the interrelationships of living Ciconiidae (Aves). Zoologica Scripta, 43: 576-585.

(216) De Pietri, V. L. & Mayr, G.: Re-appraisal of early Miocene rails (Aves, Rallidae) from central France: diversity and character evolution. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 52 (4): 312-322.

(215) Bertelli, S., Chiappe, L. M. & Mayr, G.: Phylogenetic interrelationships of living and extinct Tinamidae, volant palaeognathous birds from the New World. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172 (1): 145-184.

(214) Mayr, G. & Pavia, M.: On the true affinities of Chenornis graculoides Portis, 1884 and Anas lignitifila Portis, 1884 – an albatross and an unusual duck from the Miocene of Italy. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34 (4): 914-923.

(213) Mayr, G. & Wilde, V.: Eocene fossil is earliest evidence of flower-visiting by birds. Biology Letters, 10 (5): 20140223.

(212). On the Middle Miocene avifauna of Maboko Island, Kenya. Geobios, 47 (2): 133-146.

(211) The origins of crown group birds: molecules and fossils. Palaeontology, 57 (2): 231-242.

(210) Mayr, G. & Scofield, R. P.: First diagnosable non-sphenisciform bird from the early Paleocene of New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 44 (1): 48-56.

(209) Mayr, G. & De Pietri, V. L.: Earliest and first Northern Hemispheric hoatzin fossils substantiate Old World origin of a “Neotropic endemic”. Naturwissenschaften, 101 (2): 143-148.

(208) A hoatzin fossil from the middle Miocene of Kenya documents the past occurrence of modern-type Opisthocomiformes in Africa. Auk, 131 (1): 55-60.

(207) The Eocene Juncitarsus – its phylogenetic position and significance for the evolution and higher-level affinities of flamingos and grebes. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 13: 9-18.

2013

(206_PDF) De Pietri, V. L., Güntert, M. & Mayr, G.: A Haematopus-like skull and other remains of Charadrii (Aves, Charadriiformes) from the early Miocene of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy (Allier, France). – Pp 93-101 In: Göhlich, U.B. & Kroh, A. (eds.): Paleornithological Research 2013 – Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, 306 pp.

(205_PDF) Mayr, G., Zvonok, E. & Gorobets, L.: The tarsometatarsus of the middle Eocene loon Colymbiculus udovichenkoi. – Pp 17-22 In: Göhlich, U.B. & Kroh, A. (eds.): Paleornithological Research 2013 – Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, 306 pp.

(204_PDF) Mayr, G. & Smith, T.: Galliformes, Upupiformes, Trogoniformes, and other avian remains (?Phaethontiformes and ?Threskiornithidae) from the Rupelian stratotype in Belgium, with comments on the identity of “Anasbenedeni Sharpe, 1899. – Pp 23-35 In: Göhlich, U.B. & Kroh, A. (eds.): Paleornithological Research 2013 – Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Natural History Museum Vienna, Vienna, 306 pp.

(203) Bertelli, S., Lindow, B. E. K., Dyke, G. J. & Mayr, G.: Another charadriiform-like bird from the Lower Eocene of Denmark. Paleontological Journal, 47 (11): 1282-1301.

(202) Mayr, G., Rana, R. S., Rose, K. D., Sahni, A., Kumar, K. & Smith, T.: New specimens of the early Eocene bird Vastanavis and the interrelationships of stem group Psittaciformes. Paleontological Journal, 47 (11): 1308-1314.

(201) Mayr, G., Goedert, J. L. & McLeod, S. A.: Partial skeleton of a bony-toothed bird from the late Oligocene/early Miocene of Oregon (USA) and the systematics of Neogene Pelagornithidae. Journal of Paleontology, 87 (5): 922-929.

(200) Mayr, G. & Manegold, A.: Can ovarian follicles fossilize? Nature, 499 (7457): E1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature12367.

(199) Mayr, G., Yang, J., de Bast, E., Li, C.-S. & Smith, T.: A Strigogyps-like bird from the middle Paleocene of China with an unusual grasping foot. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33 (4): 895-901.

(198) Evolution der Vögel. Pp. 177-182 in: Storch, V., Welsch, U. & Wink, M. (eds.): Lehrbuch der Zoologie. Springer, Berlin (3rd edition).

(197) A derived pterygoid/palatine complex indicates sister group relationship between the Cuckoo Finch, Anomalospiza imberbis, and the Grosbeak Weaver, Amblyospiza albifrons. Journal of Ornithology, 154 (3): 879-882.

(196) Smith, N. A. & Mayr, G. Earliest northeastern Atlantic Ocean basin record of an auk (Charadriiformes, Pan-Alcidae): fossil remains from the Miocene of Germany. Journal of Ornithology, 154 (3): 775-782.

(195) Late Oligocene mousebird converges on parrots in skull morphology. Ibis, 155 (2): 384-396.

(194) Fjeldså, J., Mayr, G., Jønsson, K.A. & Irestedt, M. On the true identity of Bluntschli’s Vanga Hypositta perdita Peters, 1996, a presumed extinct species of Vangidae. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 133 (1): 72-75.

(193) The age of the crown group of passerine birds and its evolutionary significance – molecular calibrations versus the fossil record. Systematics and Biodiversity, 11 (1): 7-13.

(192) Mayr, G. & De Pietri, V. L. A goose-sized anseriform bird from the late Oligocene of France: the youngest record and largest species of Romainvilliinae. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 87: 423-430.

(191) Parvigruidae (Aves, core-Gruiformes) from the early Oligocene of Belgium. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 93 (1): 77-89.

2012

(190) De Pietri, V. L. & Mayr, G.: An assessment of the diversity of early Miocene Scolopaci (Aves, Charadriiformes) from Saint-Gérand-le-Puy (Allier, France). Palaeontology, 55: 1177-1197.

(189) Mayr, G. & Smith, T.: Phylogenetic affinities and taxonomy of the Oligocene Diomedeoididae, and the basal divergences amongst extant procellariiform birds. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166: 854-875.

(188) Mayr, G. & Zvonok, E.: A new genus and species of Pelagornithidae with well-preserved pseudodentition and further avian remains from the middle Eocene of the Ukraine. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32 (4): 914-925.

(187) Wang, M., Mayr, G., Zhang, J. & Zhou, Z.: Two new skeletons of the enigmatic, rail-like avian taxon Songzia Hou, 1990 (Songziidae) from the early Eocene of China. Alcheringa, 36 (4): 487-499.

(186) Mayr, G. & Smith, T.: A fossil albatross from the early Oligocene of the North Sea Basin. Auk, 129 (1): 87-95.

(185) Mayr, G. & Gregorová, R.: A tiny stem group representative of Pici (Aves, Piciformes) from the early Oligocene of the Czech Republic. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 86: 333-343.

(184_PDF) Wang, M., Mayr, G., Zhang, J. & Zhou, Z.: New bird remains from the Middle Eocene of Guangdong, China. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 57 (3): 519-526.

 2011

(183) Bertelli, S., Chiappe, L. M. & Mayr, G.: A new Messel rail from the Early Eocene Fur Formation of Denmark (Aves, Messelornithidae). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 9 (4): 551-562.

(182) Mayr, G. & Zvonok, E.: Middle Eocene Pelagornithidae and Gaviiformes (Aves) from the Ukrainian Paratethys. Palaeontology, 54 (6): 1347-1359.

(181) Two-phase extinction of “Southern Hemispheric” birds in the Cenozoic of Europe and the origin of the Neotropic avifauna. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 91: 325–333.

(180) Mayr, G., Alvarenga, H. M. F. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: Out of Africa: Fossils shed light on the origin of the hoatzin, an iconic Neotropic bird. Naturwissenschaften, 98: 961-966.

(179_PDF) On the osteology and phylogenetic affinities of Morsoravis sedilis (Aves) from the early Eocene Fur Formation of Denmark. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, 59: 23-35.

(178) Cenozoic mystery birds – on the phylogenetic affinities of bony-toothed birds (Pelagornithidae). Zoologica Scripta, 40: 448-467.

(177) De Pietri, V. L., Costeur, L., Güntert, M. & Mayr, G.: A revision of the Lari (Aves: Charadriiformes) from the early Miocene of Saint-Gérand-le-Puy (Allier, France). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 31 (4): 812-828.

(176) De Pietri, V. L., Manegold, A., Costeur, L. & Mayr, G.: A new species of woodpecker (Aves; Picidae) from the early Miocene of Saulcet (Allier, France). Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, 130 (2): 307-314.

(175) Mayr, G. & Bertelli, S.: A record of Rhynchaeites (Aves, Threskiornithidae) from the early Eocene Fur Formation of Denmark, and the affinities of the alleged parrot Mopsitta. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments 91: 229-236.

(174_PDF) Senckenbergs Vogelskelette – Eine junge Sammlung als Grundlage aktueller Forschung. Natur Forschung Museum, 141 (3/4): 82-89.

(173) Mayr, G. & Richter, G.: Exceptionally preserved plant parenchyma in the digestive tract indicates a herbivorous diet in the Middle Eocene bird Strigogyps sapea (Ameghinornithidae). Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 85 (3): 303-307.

(172) The phylogeny of charadriiform birds (shorebirds and allies) – reassessing the conflict between morphology and molecules. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 161: 916-934.

(171) Well-preserved new skeleton of the Middle Eocene Messelastur substantiates sister group relationship between Messelasturidae and Halcyornithidae (Aves, ?Pan-Psittaciformes). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 9 (1): 159-171.

(170_PDF) Mayr, G., Alvarenga, H. & Clarke, J.: An Elaphrocnemus-like landbird and other avian remains from the late Paleocene of Brazil. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 56 (4): 679-684.

(169_PDF) Metaves, Mirandornithes, Strisores, and other novelties – a critical review of the higher-level phylogeny of neornithine birds. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 49 (1): 58-76.  COVER

2010

(168_PDF) Parrot interrelationships – morphology and the new molecular phylogenies. Emu 110 (4): 348-357.

(167) Mousebirds (Coliiformes), parrots (Psittaciformes), and other small birds from the late Oligocene/early Miocene of the Mainz Basin, Germany. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 258 (2): 129-144.

(166) Reappraisal of Eocypselus – a stem group representative of apodiform birds from the early Eocene of Northern Europe. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 90: 395-403.

(165) Hwang, S. H., Mayr, G. & Minjin, B.: The earliest record of a galliform bird in Asia, from the late Paleocene/early Eocene of the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30 (5): 1642-1644.

(164) Mayr, G. & Rubilar-Rogers, D.: Osteology of a new giant bony-toothed bird from the Miocene of Chile, with a revision of the taxonomy of Neogene Pelagornithidae. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30 (5): 1313-1330.  COVER

(163_PDF) A new avian species with tubercle-bearing cervical vertebrae from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany). - In: Boles, W.E. & Worthy, T.H. (eds.): Proceedings of the VII International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution. Records of the Australian Museum, 62 (1): 21-28.

(162) Mayr, G., Rana, R.S., Rose, K.D., Sahni, A., Kumar, K., Singh, L. & Smith, T.: Quercypsitta-like birds from the early Eocene of India (Aves, ?Psittaciformes). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 30 (2): 467-478.

(161) Mayr, G. & Smith, T.: Bony-toothed birds (Aves: Pelagornithidae) from the middle Eocene of Belgium. Palaeontology, 53 (2): 365-376.

(160) Mayr, G. & Micklich, N.: New specimens of the avian taxa Eurotrochilus (Trochilidae) and Palaeotodus (Todidae) from the early Oligocene of Germany. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 84 (3): 387-395.

(159_PDF) De Pietri, V. L., Berger, J.-P., Pirkenseer, C., Scherler, L. & Mayr, G.: New skeleton from the early Oligocene of Germany indicates a stem-group position of diomedeoidid birds. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55 (1): 23-34.

(158) Mayr, G. & Manegold, A.: Comment on Braun and Huddleston „A molecular phylogenetic survey of caprimulgiform nightbirds illustrates the utility of non-coding sequences”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 55: 343-344.

(157_PDF) Phylogenetic relationships of the paraphyletic “caprimulgiform” birds (nightjars and allies). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 48 (2): 126-137.

(156) Response to Lingham-Soliar: dinosaur protofeathers: pushing back the origin of feathers into the Middle Triassic? Journal of Ornithology, 151 (2): 523.

(155_PDF) Vinther, J., Briggs, D.E.G., Clarke, J., Mayr, G. & Prum, R.O.: Structural coloration in a fossil feather. Biology Letters, 6 (1): 128-131

 2009

(154_PDF) A well-preserved skull of the “falconiform” bird Masillaraptor from the middle Eocene of Messel (Germany). Palaeodiversity, 2: 315-320.

(153) Systematik Aves, part. (with Bergmann, H.-H. & Sander, M.). In: Westheide, W. & Rieger, G. (eds.): Spezielle Zoologie, vol. 2, pp. 449-462. Spektrum-Verlag, Heidelberg.

(152_PDF) Towards the complete bird - the skull of the middle Eocene Messel lithornithid (Aves, Lithornithidae). Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Sciences de la Terre, 79: 169-173.

(151_PDF) Mayr, G. & Poschmann, M.: A loon leg (Aves, Gaviidae) with crocodilian tooth from the late Oligocene of Germany. Waterbirds, 32 (3): 468-471.

(150_PDF) Notes on the osteology and phylogenetic affinities of the Oligocene Diomedeoididae (Aves, Procellariiformes). Fossil Record, 12 (2): 133-140.

(149) Brause, C., Gasse, H. & Mayr, G.: New observations on the splenius capitis and rectus capitis ventralis muscles of the Common Swift Apus apus (Apodidae). Ibis, 151: 633-639.

(148) A well-preserved second trogon skeleton (Aves, Trogonidae) from the middle Eocene of Messel, Germany. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 89: 1-6. 

(147) A small loon and a new species of large owl from the Rupelian of Belgium (Aves: Gaviiformes, Strigiformes). Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 83: 247-254.

(146) A dwarf species of the Phalacrocoracoidea (cormorants and anhingas) from the early Miocene of Germany. Ibis, 151: 392-395.

(145_PDF) Mayr, G. & Zelenkov, N.: New specimens of zygodactylid birds from the middle Eocene of Messel, with description of a new species of Primozygodactylus. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 54 (1): 15–20.

  2008

(144_PDF) Mayr, G. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: The peculiar scapula of the late Eocene Elaphrocnemus phasianus Milne-Edwards, 1892 (Aves, Cariamae). Senckenbergiana lethaea, 88 (2): 195-198.

(143_PDF) The Madagascan “cuckoo-roller” (Aves: Leptosomidae) is not a roller – notes on the phylogenetic affinities and evolutionary history of a “living fossil”. Acta Ornithologica, 43 (2): 226-230.

(142Pumiliornis tessellatus Mayr, 1999 revisited – new data on the osteology and possible phylogenetic affinities of an enigmatic Middle Eocene bird. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 82 (3): 247-253.

(141_PDF) The higher-level phylogeny of birds - when morphology, molecules, and fossils coincide. Oryctos, 7: 67-74.

(140) Mayr, G., Hazevoet, C. J., Dantas, P. & Cachão, M.: A sternum of a very large bony-toothed bird (Pelagornithidae) from the Miocene of Portugal. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 28: 762-769.

(139) A skull of the giant bony-toothed bird Dasornis (Aves: Pelagornithidae) from the lower Eocene of the Isle of Sheppey. Palaeontology, 51: 1107-1116.

(138) Phylogenetic affinities and morphology of the late Eocene anseriform bird Romainvillia stehlini Lebedinsky, 1927. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 248: 365-380.

(137_PDF) First substantial Middle Eocene record of the Lithornithidae (Aves): A postcranial skeleton from Messel (Germany). Annales de Paléontologie, 94 (1): 29-37.

(136_PDF) The phylogenetic affinities of the parrot taxa Agapornis, Loriculus and Melopsittacus (Aves: Psittaciformes): Hypotarsal morphology supports the results of molecular analyses. Emu, 108 (1): 23-27.

(135) Phylogenetic affinities of the enigmatic avian taxon Zygodactylus based on new material from the early Oligocene of France. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 6 (3): 333-344.

(134_PDF) Avian higher- level phylogeny: well-supported clades and what we can learn from a phylogenetic analysis of 2954 morphological characters. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 46: 63-72. 

(133_PDF) The fossil record of galliform birds: comments on Crowe et al. (2006). Cladistics, 24: 74-76.

2007

(132) Synonymy and actual affinities of the putative Middle Eocene “New World vulture” Eocathartes Lambrecht, 1935 and “hornbill” Geiseloceros Lambrecht, 1935 (Aves, Ameghinornithidae). Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 81(4): 457-462.

(131) The renaissance of avian paleontology and its bearing on the higher-level phylogeny of birds. Journal of Ornithology, 148 (Suppl 2): S455–S458. doi: 10.1007/s10336-007-0159-8. 

(130) The contribution of fossils to the reconstruction of the higher-level phylogeny of birds. Species, Phylogeny and Evolution, 1: 59-64.

(129) Die Vogelschar vor Fink und Star: Paläogene Vögel. Biologie in unserer Zeit, 37 (6): 376-382.

(128) A small representative of the Phalacrocoracoidea (cormorants and anhingas) from the late Oligocene of Germany. Condor, 109 (4): 929-942.

(127) Mayr, G. & Peters, D. S. The foot of Archaeopteryx: Response to Feduccia et al. (2007). Auk, 124 (4): 1450-1452.

(126) The flamingo-grebe clade: a response to Storer (2006). Auk, 124 (4): 1446-1447.

(125) Mayr, G. & Knopf, C.: A tody (Alcediniformes, Todidae) from the Lower Oligocene of Germany. Auk, 124 (4): 1294-1304.

(124_PDF) Kriegs, J. O., Matzke, A., Churakov, G., Kuritzin, A., Mayr, G., Brosius, J., & Schmitz, J.: Waves of genomic hitchhikers shed light on the evolution of gamebirds (Aves: Galliformes). BMC Evolutionary Biology 2007, 7: 190.  

(123) Mayr, G. & Knopf, C.: A stem lineage representative of buttonquails from the Lower Oligocene of Germany - fossil evidence for a charadriiform origin of the Turnicidae. Ibis, 149: 774-782.  

(122) New specimens of Eocene stem-group psittaciform birds may shed light on the affinities of the first named fossil bird, Halcyornis toliapicus Koenig, 1825. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 244 (2): 207-213.

(121) The birds from the Paleocene fissure filling of Walbeck (Germany). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27 (2): 394-408.

(120_PDF) Mayr, G., Rana, R. S., Sahni, A. & Smith, T.: Oldest fossil avian remains from the Indian subcontinental plate. Current Science, 92 (9): 1266-1269.

(119) Exkurs: Evolution der Vögel. In: Storch, V., Welsch, U. & Wink, M. (eds.): Lehrbuch der Zoologie: 174-176. Berlin, Springer.

(118) Bizarre tubercles on the vertebrae of Eocene fossil birds indicate an avian disease without modern counterpart. Naturwissenschaften, 94: 681-685.

(117) Ericson, P. G. P., Anderson, C. L. & Mayr, G.: Hangin' on to our rocks 'n clocks – a reply to Brown et al. Biology letters, 3: 260-261.

(116_PDF) Ein „monströser“ Gänseschädel aus dem frühen Barock in der ornithologischen Sammlung des Senckenbergmuseums. Natur und Museum, 137 (3/4): 86-87.

(115) Mayr, G., Pohl, B., Hartman, S. & Peters, D. S.: The tenth skeletal specimen of Archaeopteryx. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 149 (1): 97-116.

(114) New specimens of the early Oligocene Old World hummingbird Eurotrochilus inexpectatus. Journal of Ornithology, 148 (1): 105-111.

2006

(113_PDF) Mayr, G., Poschmann, M. & Wuttke, M.: A nearly complete skeleton of the fossil galliform bird Palaeortyx from the late Oligocene of Germany. Acta Ornithologica, 41: 129-135.  

(112) New specimens of the Eocene Messelirrisoridae (Aves: Bucerotes), with comments on the preservation of uropygial gland waxes in fossil birds from Messel and the phylogenetic affinities of Bucerotes. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 80 (4): 390-405.

(111_PDF) Mayr, G. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: An unusual avian coracoid from the Paleogene Quercy fissure fillings in France. Strata, ser. 1, 13: 129-133.

(110) A specimen of Eocuculus Chandler, 1999 (Aves, ?Cuculidae) from the early Oligocene of France. Geobios, 39 (6): 865-872.

(109) First fossil skull of a Paleogene representative of the Pici (woodpeckers and allies) and its evolutionary implications. Ibis, 148: 824-827.

(108_PDF) Mayr, G. & Peters, D. S.: Response to Comment on “A well-preserved Archaeopteryx Specimen with Theropod Features”. Science, 313 (5791): 1238c.

(107_PDF) Ericson, P.G.P., Anderson, C.L., Britton, T., Elzanowski, A., Johansson, U.S., Källersjö, M., Ohlson, J.I., Parsons, T.J., Zuccon, D. & Mayr, G.: Diversification of Neoaves: integration of molecular sequence data and fossils. Biology Letters, 2 (4): 543-547.  (Electronic supplementary material).  

(106) Mayr, G. & Manegold, A.: A small suboscine-like passeriform bird from the early Oligocene of France. Condor, 108: 717-720.

(105) A new raptorial bird from the Middle Eocene of Messel, Germany. Historical Biology, 18 (2): 95-102.

(104) An osprey (Aves: Accipitridae: Pandioninae) from the early Oligocene of Germany. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 86 (1): 93-96.

(103_PDF) A rail (Aves, Rallidae) from the early Oligocene of Germany. Ardea, 94 (1): 23-31.

(102_PDF) Mayr. G. & Manegold, A.: New specimens of the earliest European passeriform bird. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51 (2): 315-323.

(101) Mayr, G. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: Three-dimensionally preserved cranial remains of Elaphrocnemus (Aves, Cariamae) from the Paleogene Quercy fissure fillings in France. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 2006 (1): 15-27.

(100) New specimens of the early Eocene stem group galliform Paraortygoides (Gallinuloididae), with comments on the evolution of a crop in the stem lineage of Galliformes. Journal of Ornithology, 147 (1): 31-37.

2005

(99) Das zehnte Skelettexemplar eines Archaeopterygiden. Archaeopteryx, 23: 1-2.   

(98) A Fluvioviridavis-like bird from the Middle Eocene of Messel, Germany. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42: 2021-2037.

(97_PDF) Mayr, G. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: A specimen of Parvicuculus Harrison & Walker 1977 (Aves: Parvicuculidae) from the early Eocene of France. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 125 (4): 299-304.

(96_PDF) Mayr, G., Pohl, B. & Peters, D. S.: A well-preserved Archaeopteryx Specimen with Theropod Features. Science, 310: 1483-1486.

(95) A tiny barbet-like bird from the Lower Oligocene of Germany: the smallest species and earliest substantial fossil record of the Pici (woodpeckers and allies). Auk, 122 (4): 1055-1063.

(94) Fossile Federträger aus dem Eozän. Nicht alle Vögel sind schon da. Vernissage, 21: 38-43.

(93) The Palaeogene Old World potoo Paraprefica Mayr, 1999 (Aves, Nyctibiidae): its osteology and affinities to the New World Preficinae Olson, 1987. Journal of Systematic Paleontology, 3 (4): 359-370.

(92) The postcranial osteology and phylogenetic position of the Middle Eocene Messelastur gratulator Peters, 1994 – a morphological link between owls (Strigiformes) and falconiform birds? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25 (3): 635-645. COVER

(91) A new Eocene Chascacocolius-like mousebird (Aves: Coliiformes) with a remarkable gaping adaptation. Organisms, Diversity, and Evolution, 5 (3): 167-171.

(90_PDF) Erratum. Cladistics, 21: 303.

(89) A chicken-sized crane precursor from the early Oligocene of France. Naturwissenschaften, 92: 389-393. 

(88) New trogons from the early Tertiary of Germany. Ibis, 147: 512-518. 

(87) Schindler, T. & Mayr, G.: Der erste Vogelrest der Alzey-Formation (Rupelium, Oligozän) des Mainzer Beckens (SW-Deutschland) – ein Greifvogel (Accipitridae). Mainzer naturwissenschaftliches Archiv, 42: 21-26.

(86) The Paleogene fossil record of birds in Europe. Biological Reviews, 80 (4): 515-542.

(85) A new cypselomorph bird from the Middle Eocene of Germany and the early diversification of avian aerial insectivores. Condor, 107 (2): 342-352.

(84) "Old World phorusrhacids" (Aves, Phorusrhacidae): a new look at Strigogyps ("Aenigmavis") sapea (Peters 1987). PaleoBios, 25 (1): 11-16.

(83_PDF) Fossil Hummingbirds in the Old World. Biologist, 52 (1): 12-16.

(82) Phylogenetic affinities and composition of the early Eocene Gracilitarsidae (Aves, ?Piciformes). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 2005 (1): 1-16.

(81) Flamingos und Lappentaucher: ein Beispiel für extrem divergente Entwicklung in nahe verwandten Vogelgruppen. Natur und Museum, 135 (1/2): 36-37.

(80) Tertiary plotopterids (Aves, Plotopteridae) and a novel hypothesis on the phylogenetic relationships of penguins (Spheniscidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 43 (1): 61-71. 

2004

(79) Mayr, G. & Ericson, P.: Evidence for a sister group relationship between the Madagascan mesites (Mesitornithidae) and the cuckoos (Cuculidae). Senckenbergiana biologica, 84 (1/2): 119-135.

(78_PDF) Phylogenetic relationships of the early Tertiary Messel rails (Aves, Messelornithidae). Senckenbergiana lethaea, 84 (1/2): 317-322.

(77_PDF) Morlo, M., Schaal, S., Mayr, G., & Seiffert, C.: An annotated taxonomic list of the Middle Eocene (MP 11) Vertebrata of Messel. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 252: 95-108.

(76_PDF) New specimens of Hassiavis laticauda (Aves: Cypselomorphae) and Quasisyndactylus longibrachis (Aves: Alcediniformes) from the Middle Eocene of Messel, Germany. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 252: 23-28.

(75) Peters, D. S., Mayr, G. & Böhm, K.: Ausgestorbene und gefährdete Vögel in den Sammlungen des Forschungsinstitutes und Naturmuseum Senckenberg. Abhandlungen der senckenbergischen naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 560: 1-101. [Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg].

(74) Manegold, A., Mayr, G. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: Miocene songbirds and the composition of the European passeriform avifauna. Auk, 121: 1155-1160.

(75) A partial skeleton of a new fossil loon (Aves, Gaviiformes) from the early Oligocene of Germany with preserved stomach content. Journal of Ornithology, 145 (4): 281-286.

(72) Fossile Kolibris aus Deutschland. Natur und Museum, 134 (8): 259-260.

(71) The phylogenetic relationships of the early Tertiary Primoscenidae and Sylphornithidae and the sister taxon of crown group piciform birds. Journal of Ornithology, 145 (3): 188-198.

(70) Mayr, G. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: Unusual tarsometatarsus of a mousebird from the Paleogene of France and the relationships of Selmes Peters, 1999. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24 (2): 366-372. 

(69_PDF) Erratum. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 42 (2): 173-174. 

(68_PDF) Mayr, G. & Weidig, I.: The Early Eocene bird Gallinuloides wyomingensis - a stem group representative of Galliformes. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 49 (2): 211-217. 

(67_PDF) Old World Fossil Record of Modern-Type Hummingbirds. Science, 304 (5672): 861-864. 

(66) Mayr, G. & Manegold, A.: The oldest European fossil songbird from the early Oligocene of Germany. Naturwissenschaften, 91 (4): 173-177. 

(65_PDF) Mayr, G. & Göhlich, U.: A new parrot from the Miocene of Germany, with comments on the variation of hypotarsus morphology in some Psittaciformes. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 134 (1): 47-54. 

(64) Mayr, G., Mourer-Chauviré, C. & Weidig, I.: Osteology and systematic position of the Eocene Primobucconidae (Aves, Coraciiformes sensu stricto ), with first records from Europe. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2 (1): 1-12. 

(63) Morphological evidence for sister group relationship between flamingos (Aves: Phoenicopteridae) and grebes (Podicipedidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 140: 157-169. 

(62) Pseudasturides n. gen., a replacement name for the stem group parrot Pseudastur Mayr 1998 (preoccupied by Pseudastur Blyth 1850). Senckenbergiana lethaea, 83 (1/2): 2.

(61) Ein Papageienschnabel-Dinosaurier mit "Borsten" am Schwanz. Natur und Museum, 134 (1): 26-28.  

2003

(60_PDF) Mayr, G. & Clarke, J.: The deep divergences of neornithine birds: a phylogenetic analysis of morphological characters. Cladistics, 19 (6): 527-553. 

(59) Mayr, G., Rheinwald, G. & Woog, F.: Ornithological Databases at some German Natural History Museums. In: Rheinwald, G. (ed.): Bird collections in Europe: The challenge of mutual cooperation. Bonner zoologische Beiträge, 51 (2/3): 221-224.

(58) Mayr, G., Manegold, A. & Johansson, U.: Monophyletic groups within "higher land birds" - comparison of morphological and molecular data. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 41 (4): 233-248. 

(57) A new Eocene swift-like bird with a peculiar feathering. Ibis 145 (3): 382-391. 

(56) Phylogeny of early Tertiary swifts and hummingbirds (Aves: Apodiformes). Auk, 120 (1): 145-151. 

(55) Mayr, G. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: Phylogeny and fossil record of the Brachypteraciidae: a comment on Kirchman et al. (2001). Auk, 120 (1): 202-203. 

(54) The phylogenetic relationships of the Shoebill, Balaeniceps rex . Journal für Ornithologie, 144 (2): 157-175. 

(53) On the phylogenetic relationships of trogons (Aves, Trogonidae). Journal of Avian Biology, 34 (1): 81-88. 

(52) A postcranial skeleton of Palaeopsittacus Harrison, 1982 (Aves incertae sedis) from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany). Oryctos, 4: 75-82. COVER

 2002

(51) A new specimen of Salmila robusta (Aves: Gruiformes: Salmilidae n. fam.) from the Middle Eocene of Messel. Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 76 (2): 305-316.

(50) Mayr, G. & Manegold, A.: Eozäne Stammlinienvertreter von Schwalmvögeln und Seglern aus der Grube Messel bei Darmstadt. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin (N. F.), 41: 21-35. [Eocene stem group representatives of "caprimulgiform" and apodiform birds from Grube Messel near Darmstadt; German with English abstract].

(49_PDF) On the osteology and phylogenetic affinities of the Pseudasturidae - Lower Eocene stem-group representatives of parrots (Aves, Psittaciformes). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 136: 715-729. 

(48) An owl from the Paleocene of Walbeck, Germany. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaftliche Reihe, 5: 283-288.

(47_PDF) Mayr, G., Peters, D. S. & Rietschel, S.: Petrel-like birds with a peculiar foot morphology from the Oligocene of Germany and Belgium (Aves: Procellariiformes). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22 (3): 667-676.  

(46_PDF) A skull of a new pelecaniform bird from the Middle Eocene of Messel, Germany. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 47 (3): 507-512. 

(45) A contribution to the osteology of the Middle Eocene ibis Rhynchaeites messelensis (Aves: Threskiornithidae: Rhynchaeitinae nov. subfam.). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 2002 (8): 501-512.

(44) Avian Remains from the Middle Eocene of the Geiseltal (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). In: Zhou, Z. and Zhang F. (eds.): Proceedings of the 5th Symposium of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Beijing, 1-4 June 2000: 77-96. Beijing, Science Press.

(43) Mayr, G., Peters, D. S., Plodowski, G. & Vogel, O.: Bristle-like integumentary structures at the tail of the horned dinosaur Psittacosaurus . Naturwissenschaften, 89 (8): 361-365.  COVER

(42) A new species of Plesiocathartes (Aves: ?Leptosomidae) from the Middle Eocene of Messel, Germany. PaleoBios, 22 (1): 10-20. 

(41) Mayr, G. & Smith, R.: A new record of the Prophaethontidae (Aves: Pelecaniformes) from the Middle Eocene of Belgium. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 72: 135-138.

(40) Mayr, G. & Smith, R.: Avian remains from the lowermost Oligocene of Hoogbutsel (Belgium). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 72: 139-150. 

(39) Osteological evidence for paraphyly of the avian order Caprimulgiformes (nightjars and allies). Journal für Ornithologie, 143 (1): 82-97.

2001

(38_PDF) A cormorant from the late Oligocene of Enspel, Germany (Aves, Pelecaniformes, Phalacrocoracidae). Senckenbergiana lethaea, 81 (2): 329-333.

(37_PDF) Comments on the systematic position of the putative Lower Eocene parrot Pulchrapollia gracilis . Senckenbergiana lethaea, 81 (2): 339-341.

(36_PDF) A second skeleton of the early Oligocene trogon Primotrogon wintersteini Mayr 1999 (Aves: Trogoniformes: Trogonidae) in an unusual state of preservation. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 81 (2): 335-338.

(35_PDF) Mayr, G. & Smith, R.: Ducks, rails, and limicoline waders (Aves: Anseriformes, Gruiformes, Charadriiformes) from the lowermost Oligocene of Belgium. Geobios, 34 (5): 547-561

(34) Göhlich, U. B. & Mayr, G.: Zu Besuch bei Confuciusornis & Co. in Nordost-China. Natur und Museum, 131 (11): 401-409. .

(33_PDF) The relationships of fossil apodiform birds - a comment on Dyke (2001). Senckenbergiana lethaea, 81 (1): 1-2.

(32_PDF) Mayr, G. & Daniels, M.: A new short-legged landbird from the early Eocene of Wyoming and contemporaneous European sites. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 46 (3): 393-402.

(31) New specimens of the Middle Eocene fossil mousebird Selmes absurdipes Peters 1999. Ibis, 143 (3): 427-434. 

(30_PDF) A new specimen of the tiny Middle Eocene bird Gracilitarsus mirabilis (new family: Gracilitarsidae). Condor, 103 (1): 78-84. COVER

(29) Comments on the osteology of Masillapodargus longipes Mayr 1999 and Paraprefica major Mayr 1999, caprimulgiform birds from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Monatshefte, 2001 (2): 65-76.

(28) The earliest fossil record of a modern-type piciform bird from the late Oligocene of Germany. Journal für Ornithologie, 142 (1): 2-6. 

2000

(27) Ein eozäner Papagei aus Messel. Papageien, 12: 416-417.

(26_PDF) Charadriiform birds from the early Oligocene of Céreste (France) and the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany). Geobios, 33 (5): 625-636.

(25_PDF) New or previously unrecorded avian taxa from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany). Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Geowissenschaftliche Reihe, 3: 207-219.

(24_PDF) Tiny hoopoe-like birds from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany). Auk, 117 (4): 968-974.

(23) Die Vögel der Grube Messel - ein Einblick in die Vogelwelt Mitteleuropas vor 49 Millionen Jahren. Natur und Museum, 130 (11): 365-378.

(22) Mayr, G. & Mourer-Chauviré, C.: Rollers (Aves: Coraciiformes s.s.) from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany) and the Upper Eocene of the Quercy (France). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20 (3): 533-546. 

(21_PDF) A new raptor-like bird from the Lower Eocene of North America and Europe. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 80 (1): 59-65.

(20_PDF) A new basal galliform bird from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany). Senckenbergiana lethaea, 80 (1): 45-57.

(19) A remarkable new "gruiform" bird from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany). Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 74 (1/2): 187-194.

(18) Exponat des Monats August: Ein Segler aus Messel. Natur und Museum, 130 (8): 264-265.

(17) A new mousebird (Coliiformes: Coliidae) from the Oligocene of Germany. Journal für Ornithologie, 141 (1): 85-92. 

(16) Peters, D. S. & Mayr, G.: Jagdglück im Sammlungskasten. Natur und Museum, 130 (1): 13-15.

1999

(15_PDF) Mayr, G. & Peters, D. S.: A record of Cossypha heinrichi Rand 1955 near Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) with a comment on the osteology of this species (Aves: Passeriformes: Turdidae). Senckenbergiana biologica, 79 (2): 251-253.

(14) Mayr, G. & Gregor, H.-J.: Eine fossile Ralle aus dem Plio-Pleistozän von Bobila Ordis bei Banyols (Gerona, NE-Spanien). Documenta naturae, 127: 1-7.

(13_PDF) Pumiliornis tessellatus n. gen. n. sp., a new enigmatic bird from the Middle Eocene of Grube Messel (Hessen, Germany). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 216: 75-83. 

(12) Caprimulgiform birds from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Hessen, Germany). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 19 (3): 521-532.

(11) Mayr, G. & Peters, D. S.: On the systematic position of the Middle Eocene swift Aegialornis szarskii Peters 1985 with description of a new swift-like bird from Messel (Aves, Apodiformes). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und aläontologie, Monatshefte, 1999 (5): 312-320.

(10_PDF) Dyke, G. & Mayr, G.: Did parrots exist in the Cretaceous period? Nature, 399: 317-318. 

(9) A new trogon from the Middle Oligocene of Céreste, France. Auk, 116 (2): 427-434. 

1998

(8_PDF) A new family of Eocene zygodactyl birds. Senckenbergiana lethaea, 78 (1/2): 199-209.

(7_PDF) Mayr, G. & Peters, D. S.: The mousebirds (Aves: Coliiformes) from the Middle Eocene of Grube Messel (Hessen, Germany). Senckenbergiana lethaea, 78 (1/2): 179-197.

(6_PDF) Mayr, G. & Daniels, M.: Eocene parrots from Messel (Hessen, Germany) and the London Clay of Walton-on-the-Naze (Essex, England). Senckenbergiana lethaea, 78 (1/2): 157-177.

(5) "Coraciiforme" und "piciforme" Kleinvögel aus dem Mittel-Eozän der Grube Messel (Hessen, Deutschland). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, 205: 1-101.

(4) Ein Archaeotrogon (Aves: Archaeotrogonidae) aus dem Mittel-Eozän der Grube Messel (Hessen, Deutschland)?Journal für Ornithologie, 139 (2): 121-129.

(3) Exponat des Monats Januar: ein eozäner Papagei aus Messel. Natur und Museum, 128 (1): 26-28.

1997

(2) Ein früchtefressender Spechtvogel. In: von Koenigswald, W. & Storch, G. (Hrsg.): Messel - Ein Pompeji der Paläontologie: 128-129, Thorbecke, Sigmaringen.  

1996

(1) Vergleichend-morphologische Untersuchung der Befiederung des Daumens. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 72, Supplement: Annalen für Ornithologie, 20: 31-100.