Neogyps errans Miller, 1916

Errant eagle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Miller, L. H. (1916). Two vulturid raptors from the Pleistocene of Rancho La Brea. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geology 9(9): 105-109.


Other references:

Guthrie, D. A. 2009. An updated catalogue of the birds from the Carpinteria Asphalt, Pleistocene of California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 108(2): 52-62.

Hertel, Fritz. (1995). Ecomorphological indicators of feeding behavior in recent and fossil raptors. The Auk 112(4): 890-903.

Howard, H. (1932). Eagles and eagle-like vultures of the Pleistocene of Rancho La Brea.Carnegie Inst. Washington Contrib. Paleontol. 429:1-82.

Jefferson, G. T. (1991). A catalogue of Late Quaternary vertebrates from California. Part one; nonmarine lower vertebrate and avian taxa. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Technical Reports 5: 1-60.

Stock, Chester and Harris, J. M. (1992). Rancho La Brea: A Record of Pleistocene Life in California. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series no. 37, 7th ed.: i-xiv + 1-113.


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