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Ciconia nana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Ciconia
Species: C. nana
Binomial name
Ciconia nana
(De Vis, 1888); Rich & van Tets, 1982; Boles, 2005
Synonyms
  • Xenorhynchus nanus De Vis, 1888

Ciconia nana is an extinct species of stork from the Pliocene of Australia. It was originally described in 1888 by Charles Walter De Vis as Xenorhynchus nanus, based on fossil material from the Condamine River, near Chinchilla, in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. Additional material subsequently came from Cooper Creek in the eastern Lake Eyre Basin of north-eastern South Australia. The form was provisionally transferred to Ciconia in 1982 and redescribed in 2005.

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