Teratornis, a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea by Miller, Loye Holmes

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley, CA .

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  • Paleontology -- Quaternary,
  • Paleontology -- California,
  • Teratornis

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Statementby Loye Holmes Miller.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE1 .C15 vol. 5, no. 21
The Physical Object
Pagination[305]-317 p. :
Number of Pages317
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Open LibraryOL176270M
LC Control Numbera 12000590
OCLC/WorldCa4911407

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Get this from a library. Teratornis, a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea. [Loye Miller]. Teratornithidae are related to New World vultures (Cathartidae, syn. Vulturidae). So far, at least seven species in six genera have been identified: Teratornis merriami. This is by far the best-known species.

Over a hundred specimens have been found, mostly from La Brea Teratornis Pits. It stood about 75 centimetres (30 in) tall with an estimated Class: Aves. Teratornithidae are related to New World vultures (Cathartidae, syn.

Vulturidae). Teratornis merriami. This is by far the best-known species. Over a hundred specimens have been found, mostly from La Brea tar pits. It stood about 75 cm ( in) tall with estimated wingspan of perhaps to metres ( to ft), and weighed about 15 kg Class: Aves.

Teratornis, a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology, 5 (21).

In A. Lawson (Ed.), University of California Publications in Geological Sciences,(pp. Miller, L. H, (), ‘Teratornis, a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea’, University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology.

pp two tarsometatarsi from Rancho La Brea, California, that were regarded as belong-ing to the Vulturidae (L. Miller), although the genus was later assigned to the Teratornithidae (L.

Miller & Howard ). Campbell et al. () considered the grounds for separating Cathartornis from Teratornis to be weak, although additional specimens. A New Genus for the Incredible Teratorn (Aves: Teratornithidae) Kenneth E. Campbell, Jr., Eric Scott, and Kathleen B.

Springer ABSTRACT A partial humerus of. The Felidae of Rancho La Brea Paperback – January 1, by John C. Merriam (Author), Chester Stock (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: John C. Merriam, Chester Stock. Miller, L. H, (), ‘Teratornis, a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea’, University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology.

pp Stock, C., ‘Rancho La Brea. A record of Pleistocene life in California,’ Science Series. No Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Miller, A. A new genus of icterid from Rancho la Brea. The Condor 49(1) Miller, L.

Teratornis, a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology Miller, L. Teratornis, a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea. Loye Holmes Miller in “Teratornis, A New Avian Genus From Rancho La Brea,”, (} quoted in: p.

the view of the great vulture in sailing flight inspires at once the desire for imitation; it a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea book a dirigible parachute which man may hope to re-produce.

Louis-Pierre Mouillard in "Empire of the Air", p. External links. Rancho La Brea is the location of famous tar pits, or asphalt pits as they're more properly known, where pre-historical animals became trapped and preserved betw years ago, near the end of the last Ice Age.

Order: Falconiformes. Family: early relative of the stork and New World vultures. Ancestor of the California Condor.

Scientific Names: Argentavis magnificens, Teratornia incredibilis (translation: 'the incredible giant bird') and Teratornis merriami. Common Names: Teratorns or Merriam's Teratorn. A new species of Late Pleistocene lapwing from Rancho La Brea, California Article in The Condor (Feb ) January with 39 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Teratornis Pleistocene vertebrates of the Los Angeles basin and vicinity (exclusive of Rancho La Brea) [Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History] Physical description p. illus., maps. 27 cm. Series Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Science ; no.

Available online At the library. Other articles where Teratornis incredibilis is discussed: bird: General features: ago) lived a bird called Teratornis incredibilis. Though similar to the condors of today, it had a larger estimated wingspan of about 5 metres ( feet) and was by far the largest known flying bird.

Conservation Paleoecology at the La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, CA. Course ID: ARCH K June J FIELD SCHOOL DIRECTOR: Dr. Emily L. Lindsey, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ([email protected]) INTRODUCTION Between approximat years ago, the vast majority of large mammals on earthFile Size: KB.

Fossil birds: With special reference to the birds of Rancho La Brea (Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles. Science series) [Howard, Hildegarde] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Fossil birds: With special reference to the birds of Rancho La Brea (Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles. Science series)Author: Hildegarde Howard.

The Page Museum is located at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles. Since when the fabulous fossils were found, Rancho La Brea has been one of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.

The museum was built on the site of the discovery in. Pavo californicus. a Fossil Peacock from the Quaternary Asphalt Beds of Rancho La Brea. by Lcye Holmes Miller VOLUME 5 (Continued}. PRICE The Skull and Dentition of an Extinct Cat closely allied to Felis atrox Leidy, by John C. Merriam 15 C Teratornis, a New Avian Genus, from Raneho La Brea, by Loye Holmes Miller lOc NOTES ON THE AVIAN GENUS ARREMONOPS WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SUBSPECIES FROM HONDURAS By Burt L.

Monroe, Jr. The genus Arremonops has been a taxonomic problem for years. Since a revision of the genus by Todd (), in which he recognized seven species, the number has been reduced to as few as two on the basis of.

FOSSIL BIRDS FROM MANIX LAKE, CALIFORNIA By HlLDEGARDE HOWARD ABSTRACT Sixty fossil bird bones have been recovered from the Manix Lake deposits in the Mohave Desert. These can be assigned to 12 species of which 3 are extinct.

One of the extinct species is a small flamingo, new to science, here described as Phoenicopterus minutus by: 5. The most common and well-understood, Teratornis merriami, known primarily from the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, California, stood roughly cm ( in) tall, had a wingspan of – m ( – ft), and weighed roughly 15 kg (33 lbs).

(Campbell, ). Introduction. Megachile Latreille is a large, worldwide genus of approximately 1, species of largely leafcutting, solitary bees. In the Western Hemisphere they inhabit temperate, arid, and tropical regions extending from Alaska to Tierra del are species native to North abundance of megachilids in California is not surprising given the wide diversity Cited by: 3.

Rancho La Brea is the home of a modern research center and museum. Visitors can see the ancient fossil bones of creatures like the imperial mammoth and the American mastodon.

Both look something Author: VOA Learning English. Regional setting: Los Angeles Basin Rancho La Brea tar pits. The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits are located in Hancock Park, a mid-city region within Los Angeles (Fig. 1a and b).

This site rests atop the Salt Lake Oil Field, a major shallow petroleum reservoir which developed in a Miocene marine by: 4.

User:Teratornis/Flickr examples - worked-out examples of uploading images from Flickr; User:Teratornis/Gallery - image files I have uploaded; User:Teratornis/Notes - notes about my edits on Commons (categorizing images, uploading images from Flickr, uploading images from U.S.

government, moving images to Commons from Wikipedia, Inkscape, search. U.S. environmental scientists have discovered the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles contain hundreds of new species of unusual bacteria.

Introduction. The Rancho La Brea (RLB) tar seeps are famous as a predator trap deposit for their spectacular carnivoran preservation, particularly of thousands of dire wolves (Canis dirus) and sabertooth cats (Smilodon fatalis; Stock and Harris, ).Other members of the carnivoran fauna include short-faced bears (Arctodus simus), the American lion (Panthera atrox), the Cited by: 6.

FIGURE 1. Left: beak of Teratornis merriami, LACM no. Bfrom Ranch0 La Brea; lateral and ven- tral views. Right, similar views of beak of Teratornis cf.

incredibilis, LACM no.from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Natural size. Photographs by Lawrence S. Reynolds, Natural History Mrrseum of LosCited by: 1.

Molecular phylogenetic inference from saber-toothed cat fossils of Rancho La Brea. Janczewski DN(1), Yuhki N, Gilbert DA, Jefferson GT, O'Brien SJ.

Author information: (1)Biological Carcinogenesis and Development Program, Cited by: How were the bones preserved from the La Brea tar pits.

Question Date: Answer 1: The key thing about preservation is lack of oxygen. Oxygen is a very active chemical and it will break down organic materials. So when the large mammals and other Pleistocene animals fell into the tar pits and sank, they were located in an environment.

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The Rancho La Brea asphalt deposits in California have yielded a huge number of fossils, the remains of animals that became entombed in sticky tar between 8, years ago (see the "Extinction Insight" in chapter 4). Bird fossils, rare elsewhere because they are so fragile, have been found in abundance at Rancho La Brea.

When this photograph was taken aroundthe location depicted was described as "the Salt Creek oilfields, 7 miles west of Los Angeles." Today, this spot is in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, eloquent testimony to urban sprawl, but the pools and deposits of asphalt still remain.

For these are the La Brea tar pits, containing one of the richest, best preserved, and best. Define bird genus. bird genus synonyms, bird genus pronunciation, bird genus translation, English dictionary definition of bird genus. genus Spinus, Spinus - in some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches.

Carpodacus, genus Carpodacus - house finches and purple finches. bird genus; Bird. The La Brea Tar Pits have stirred the imaginations of scientists and the public alike for over a century.

But the amount of time it took for. DSpace Repository Late Quaternary Insects of Rancho La Brea, California, USA. Login. DSpace Home → National Museum of Natural History.

Yale University Press, New Haven/London ISBN S. –; Love H. Miller: Teratornis, a new avian genus from Rancho La Brea. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology 5, ; Seiten – Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook.

If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. The Rancho La Brea Beds lie in a wide stretch of slightly rolling country immediately to the south of the abrupt southern slope of the Santa Monica Range.

The typical exposures are situated about two and one-half miles, from the southern base of the range, and are about two hundred feet below the level from which the mountains rise abruptly.The teratorns are a group of presumably extinct birds that are related to condors.

There are many flightless birds that got bigger than the teratorns, but the teratorns are the largest flying birds ever accepted by science as real. The biggest teratorn, from Argentina, stood as tall as a person and had a wingspan of about 25 feet.NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RAYS OF THE GENUS MOBULA IN THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA GIUSEPPE NOTARBARTOLO-DI-SCIARAI.

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