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Class Aves
Order Anseriformes
Family Anatidae


Branta sp.—Branta GeeseRegional Pleistocene distribution of Branta sp.


Rancholabrean: Wilmington Blvd. and San Pedro Road (Jefferson 1991a).

Late Wisconsin: China Lake (Jefferson 1991a).

Literature. Jefferson 1991a.


Branta bernicla (Linnaeus 1758)—BrantRegional Pleistocene distribution of Branta bernicla


Sangamon: San Pedro Lumber Co. (Jefferson 1991a).

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

Literature. Jefferson 1991a; Stock and Harris 1992.


Branta canadensis (Linnaeus 1758)—Canada GooseRegional Pleistocene distribution of Branta canadensis

U.S. Fish and Wildlife photograph by Jim RorabaughThis goose currently occurs throughout the region where sufficient open bodies of water occur. Permanent water was near all of the sites during the Pleistocene.

Fig. 1. Canada Goose, photograph by Jim Rorabaugh, courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


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

Irvingtonian/Rancholabrean: Manix Lake (Jefferson 1991a).

Rancholabrean: San Pedro Lumber Yard (Jefferson 1991a).

Sangamon: Naval Housing Unit (Jefferson 1991a); San Pedro Lumber Co. (Jefferson 1991a).

Wisconsin: White Lake (Harris 1993c: ?).

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

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Rancho La Brea (Stock and Harris 1992); San Miguel Island (Guthrie 1998).

Late Wisconsin: Blackwater Loc. No. 1 (Morgan and Lucas 2005).

Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Conkling Cavern (Howard and Miller 1933); Stanton's Cave (Rea and Hargrave 1984).

Literature. Guthrie 1998; Harris 1993c; Howard and Miller 1933; Jefferson 1991a; Morgan and Lucas 2005; Rea and Hargrave 1984; Stock and Harris 1992.


Last Update: 11 Mar 2014