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Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Emberizidae


Amphispiza bilineata (Cassin 1850)—Black-throated SparrowPleistocene regional distribution of Amphisiza bilineata.

The Black-throated Sparrow is predominantly a desert bird of bare, open spaces. The record from Shelter Cave appears to be of very recent origin (Howard and Miller 1933).


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

Mid Wisconsin-Holocene: Shelter Cave (Howard and Miller 1933).

Literature. Howard and Miller 1933; Stock and Harris 1992.


Last Update: 10 Dec 2013