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A New Species of Late Pleistocene Lapwing from Rancho La Brea, California

Kenneth E. Campbell Jr.
The Condor
Vol. 104, No. 1 (Feb., 2002), pp. 170-174
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1370353
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A New Species of Late Pleistocene Lapwing from Rancho La Brea, California
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Abstract

A new species of late Pleistocene lapwing (Aves: Charadriidae: Vanellinae) is described from the asphaltic deposits of Rancho La Brea, California. The new species is referred to the South American genus Belonopterus; it corresponds in size to small individuals of B. chilensis. This is the second paleospecies of lapwing reported for North America and the fourth described from the Americas. /// Se describe una nueva especie de avefría (Aves: Charadriidae: Vanellinae) proveniente del pleistoceno tardío de los depósitos asfálticos del pleistoceno tardío de Rancho La Brea, California. La nueva especie es asignada al género sudamericano Belonopterus. Su tamaño se corresponde al de individuos pequeños de B. chilensis. La nueva especie es la segunda paleoespecie de avefría descripta para América del Norte y la cuarta descripta para las Américas.

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