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Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Corvidae


Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus Wied 1841—Pinyon JayPleistocene regional distribution of Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus

Pinyon Jays are widespread throughout our region, especially in the pinyon-juniper woodland zone. However, they frequently occur elsewhere, ranging widely in times of scanty pinyon or oak mast (Ligon 1961).


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

Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Conkling Cavern (Howard and Miller 1933); Kokoweef Cave (Reynolds, Reynolds, et al. 1991).

Literature. Harris 2003; Howard and Miller 1933; Ligon 1961; Reynolds, Reynolds, et al. 1991.


Last Update: 27 May 2014