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Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Charadriidae

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Charadriidae—Plovers and Relatives

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Charadrius sp.—PloversPleistocene regional distribution of Charadrius sp.

Sites.

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

Literature. Guthrie 1998.

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Charadrius montanus Townsend 1837—Mountain PloverPleistocene regional distribution of Charadrius montanus, small, extinct

Synonyms.Eupoda montana.

According to Ligon (1961:114), the Mountain Plover "adheres strictly to open plain, mesa, or ridge, short-grass terrain, preferably with a gravelly surface." It apparently occurs throughout our region where such habitat is present.

Sites.

Mid Wisconsin: McKittrick (Jefferson 1991a).

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Dark Canyon Cave (Howard 1971).

Literature. Howard 1971; Jefferson 1991a; Ligon 1961.

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Charadrius semipalmatus (Bonaparte 1825)—Semipalmated PloverPleistocene regional distribution of Charadrius semipalmatus

Sites.

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Rancho La Brea (Stock and Harris 1992).

Literature. Stock and Harris 1992.

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Charadrius vociferus Linnaeus 1758—KilldeerPleistocene regional distribution of Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer, photograph by Sally King, National Park ServiceKilldeer occur throughout our area in the vicinity of water, permanent or temporary.

Re-examination of the specimen places the identification in some doubt, though apparently in the right neighborhood.

Fig. 1. Killdeer. Photograph by Sally King, courtesy of the U.S. National Park Service.

Sites.

Late Blancan/Irvingtonian: Vallecito Creek, Anza-Borrego Desert (Howard 1963).

?Late Irvingtonian/Rancholabrean: Emery Borrow Pit (Jefferson 1991a).

Mid Wisconsin: McKittrick (Jefferson 1991a); Térapa (Steadman and Mead 2010).

Mid/Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Jimenez Cave (Messing 1986).

Late Wisconsin: Harris' Pocket (Harris 1989)—change to cf. C. vociferus; Maricopa (Jefferson 1991a).

Literature. Harris 1989; Howard 1963; Jefferson 1991a; Messing 1986; Steadman and Mead 2010.

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Pluvialis squatarola (Linnaeus 1758)—Black-bellied PloverPleistocene regional distribution of Pluvialis squatarola

Sites.

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Rancho La Brea (Stock and Harris 1992).

Literature. Stock and Harris 1992.

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Last Update: 27 Mar 2014