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Class Aves
Order Psittaciformes
Family Psittacidae


Psittacidae—ParrotPleistocene or Holocene regional distribution of Zenaida macroura

The report of "Parrot (Psittacidae, sp.)" in Dark Canyon Cave by Howard (1971) likely was of archaeological material in the cave. The bone was returned to Lynn Hargrave and apparently is now lost. Historic occurrences of parrots in our area are limited to extreme southwestern New Mexico, but members of the order were widely traded into the region from the south prehistorically.


Holocene (?): Dark Canyon Cave (Howard 1971).

Literature. Howard 1971.


Last Update: 18 Sep 2008