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Cryptogyps lacertosus (de Vis, 1905)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

South Australia, Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

de Vis, Charles W. (1905). A contribution to the knowledge of the extinct avifauna of Australia. Annals of the Queensland Museum 6: 1-25, pls. 1-9.

 

Other references:

Mather, Ellen K., Lee, Michael S. Y. and Worthy, Trevor H. (2022). A new look at an old Australian raptor places “Taphaetuslacertosus de Vis 1905 in the Old World vultures (Accipitridae: Aegypiinae). Zootaxa 5168(1): 1-23. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5168.1.1

https://theconversation.com/it-was-long-thought-these-fossils-came-from-an-eagle-turns-out-they-belong-to-the-only-known-vulture-species-from-australia-187017

 

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