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Class Aves
Order Accipitriformes
Family Cathartidae


Breagyps clarki (L. Miller 1910)—Clark's CondorDistribution of regional Pleistocene Breagyps clarki

Synonyms. Sarcorhamphus clarki.

Tarsometatarsus of Breagyps clarki (Clark's Condor)This condor, close in size to the California Condor, apparently was widespread in the Southwest during the late Pleistocene.

Fig. 1. Posterior and anterior views of the right tarsometatarsus of Breagyps clarki from the Lost Valley site of Dry Cave. UTEP 1-1002. Metric scale.


Early/Early-Mid Wisconsin: Lost Valley (Harris 1993c); Sabertooth Camel Maze (Harris 1993c).

Mid/Late Wisconsin: Rancho La Brea (Stock and Harris 1992); Shelter Cave (Howard 1971; Howard and Miller 1933); U-Bar Cave (Harris 1993c).

Late Wisconsin/Holocene: Howell's Ridge Cave (Harris 1993c: ? gen. et sp.).

Literature. Harris 1993c; Howard 1971; Howard and Miller 1933; Stock and Harris 1992.


Last Update: 5 Dec 2013