Anabernicula gracilenta Ross, 1935 

Graceful pygmy goose



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Ross, R. C. (1935). A new genus and species of pigmy goose from the McKittrick Pleistocene. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 8: 107-114.


Other references:

Emslie, Steven D. (1995). An early Irvingtonian avifauna from Leisey Shell Pit, Florida. Bull. Fla. Mus. Nat. Hist. 37(1): 299-344.

Howard, Hildegard. (1964). A new species of the "pygmy goose," Anabernicula, from the Oregon Pleistocene, with a discussion of the genus. American Museum Novitates 2200: 1-14.

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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