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Table 1 Measurements of the tarsometatarsus of Piculoides saulcetensis (NMB Sau.4975) from the early Miocene of Saulcet, and specimen SMF Av. 429 from the late Oligocene of Germany, in comparison with extant members of the Picidae of similar size

From: A new species of woodpecker (Aves; Picidae) from the early Miocene of Saulcet (Allier, France)

Taxon Total length Distal width Distal depth Minimum width of shaft
Piculoides saulcetensis 3.0 2.1 1.1
SMF Av. 429 14.7 1.0
Dendrocopos minor (n = 4) 14.8 (14.3–15.2) 2.9 (2.8–3.0) 2.0 (1.9–2.1) 1.0 (1.0–1.1)
Dendropicos fuscescens (n = 1) 15.5 3.1 2.2 1.1
Jynx torquilla (n = 3) 18.8 (18.6–19.1) 3.2 (3.2–3.3) 2.6 (2.5–2.6) 1.2
Picumnus albosquamatus (n = 1) 12.4 2.4 2.1 0.9
  1. All measurements in mm