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Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Accipitridae


Amplibuteo woodwardi Miller 1911—Woodward's EagleDistribution of regional Pleistocene Amplibuteo woodwardi

Synonyms. Morphnus woodwardi.

Miller (1911) described the taxon on the basis of a tarsometatarsus from Rancho La Brea. The tarsometatarsus was said to resemble Aquila in general, but was some 30% larger, thus being one of the largest of the eagles. Campbell (1979) found that the characters of the taxon were not compatible to those of the genus Morphnus, but resembled those of his newly described genus Amplibuteo to which he assigned it.


Wisconsin: Carpinteria (Guthrie 2009).

Mid Wisconsin: McKittrick (Jefferson 1991a).

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

Literature. Campbell 1979; Guthrie 2009; Jefferson 1991a; Miller 1911; Stock and Harris 1992.


Last Update: 14 Jun 2014