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Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Alcidae

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Brachyramphus sp.—Murres // Cepphus columba—Pigeon Guillemot // Cerorhinca sp.—Undescribed Auklet // Fratercula cirrhata—Tufted Puffin // Fratercula dowi—Dow's Puffin // Ptychoramphus aleuticus—Cassin's Auklet // Synthliboramphus antiquus—Ancient Murrelet // Synthliboramphus hypoleucus—Guadalupe Murrelet // Uria sp.—Murres // Uria aalge—Common Murre

Alcids are sea birds, generally nesting in colonies inaccessible to terrestrial predators.

Brachyramphus sp.—MurresRegional Pleistocene distribution of Brachyramphus sp.

Sites.

Rancholabrean: Channel St. between Gaffey St. and Harbor Freeway, San Pedro (Jefferson 1991a).

Literature. Jefferson 1991a.

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Cepphus columba (Pallas 1811)—Pigeon guillemotRegional Pleistocene distribution of Cepphus columba

Sites.

Mid/Late Wisconsin: San Miguel Island (Guthrie 1998).

Literature. Guthrie 1998.

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Cerorhinca sp.—Undescribed AukletRegional Pleistocene distribution of Cerorhinca, undescribed species

Sites.

Mid/Late Wisconsin: San Miguel Island (Guthrie 1998).

Literature. Guthrie 1998.

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Fratercula sp.—PuffinsRegional Pleistocene distribution of Fratercula sp

Sites.

Mid/Late Wisconsin: West End, San Nicolas Island (Jefferson 1991a).

Literature. Jefferson 1991a.

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Fratercula cirrhata (Pallas 1769)—Tufted PuffinRegional Pleistocene distribution of Fratercula cirrhata

Fig. 1. Tufted Puffin in breeding plumage. Photograph by Mike Boylan, courtesy of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Fratercula cirrhata

Sites.

Mid/Late Wisconsin: San Miguel Island (Guthrie 1998).

Literature. Guthrie 1998.

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Fratercula dowi Guthrie, Thomas, & Kennedy 2000—Dow's PuffinRegional Pleistocene distribution of Fratercula dowi

Sites.

Mid/Late Wisconsin: San Miguel Island (Guthrie et al. 2000).

Literature. Guthrie et al. 2000.

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Ptychoramphus aleuticus (Pallas 1811)—Cassin's AukletRegional Pleistocene distribution of Ptychoramphus aleuticus

Sites.

Sangamon: San Pedro Lumber Co. (Jefferson 1991a).

Wisconsin: Viscaino Point (Jefferson 1991a).

Mid/Late Wisconsin: San Miguel Island (Guthrie 1998).

Literature. Guthrie 1998; Jefferson 1991a.

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Synthliboramphus antiquus (Gmelin 1789)—Ancient MurreletRegional Pleistocene distribution of Synthliboramphus antiquus

Sites.

Rancholabrean: San Pedro Lumber Yard (Jefferson 1991a).

Sangamon: San Pedro Lumber Co. (Jefferson 1991a).

Wisconsin: Zuma Creek (Jefferson 1991a).

Mid/Late Wisconsin: San Miguel Island (Guthrie 1998).

Literature. Guthrie 1998; Jefferson 1991a.

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Synthliboramphus craveri (Salvadori 1865)—Craveri's MurreletRegional Pleistocene distribution of Synthliboramphus craveri

Sites.

Wisconsin: Viscaino Point (Jefferson 1991a).

Literature. Jefferson 1991a.

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(Salvadori, 1865)

Synthliboramphus hypoleucus (Xantus 1859)—Guadalupe MurreletRegional Pleistocene distribution of Synthliboramphus hypoleucus

Sites.

Mid/Late Wisconsin: San Miguel Island (Guthrie 1998).

Literature. Guthrie 1998.

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Uria sp.—MurresRegional Pleistocene distribution of Uria sp.

Sites.

Early Irvingtonian: Gypsum Ridge (Wagner and Prothero 2001).

Literature. Wagner and Prothero 2001.

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Uria aalge (Pontoppidan 1763)—Common MurreRegional Pleistocene distribution of Uria aalge

Sites.

Sangamon: Lincoln Ave (Howard 1936).

Wisconsin: Zuma Creek (Jefferson 1991a).

Literature. Howard 1936.

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Last Update: 17 Jun 2014