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Chendytes lawi Miller, 1925

Law’s diving-goose

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 720 to 350 BC

 

Distribution

California, USA

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Miller, Loye Holmes. (1925). Chendytes, a diving goose from the California Pleistocene. The Condor 27(4): 145-147.

 

Other references:

Buckner, Janet C. et al. (In Press, 2017). Mitogenomics supports an unexpected taxonomic relationship for the extinct diving duck Chendytes lawi and definitively places the extinct Labrador Duck. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.12.008

Guthrie, D. A. (1992). A late Pleistocene avifauna from San Miguel Island, California. Los Angeles County Nat. Hist. Mus. Sci. Ser. 36: 319-327.

Howard, Hildegarde. (1936). A new fossil bird locality near Playa del Rey, California, with description of a new species of sulid. Condor 38(5): 211-214.

Howard, Hildegarde. (1947). Wing elements assigned to Chendytes. Condor 49(2): 76-77.

Howard, Hildegarde. (1949). Avian fossils from the marine Pleistocene of southern California. Condor 51(1): 20-28.

Howard, Hildegarde. (1955). New records and a new species of Chendytes, an extinct genus of diving geese. The Condor 57(3): 135-143.

Howard, Hildegarde. (1964). Further discoveries concerning the flightless "diving geese" of the genus Chendytes. The Condor 66(5): 372-376.

Jones, Terry L., Coltrain, Joan Brenner et al. (2021). Causes and consequences of the late Holocene extinction of the marine flightless duck (Chendytes lawi) in the northeastern Pacific. Quaternary Science Reviews 260: 106914.

T. L. Jones, J. F. Porcasi, J. M. Erlandson, H. Dallas Jr., T. A. Wake, and R. Schwaderer. (2008). The protracted Holocene extinction of California’s flightless sea duck (Chendytes lawi) and its implications for the Pleistocene overkill hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105(11): 4105-4108.

Livezey, Bradley C. (1993). Morphology of flightlessness in Chendytes, fossil seaducks (Anatidae: Mergeni) of coastal California. J Vert Paleontol 13: 185-199.

Miller, L., Mitchell, E. D. and Lipps, J. H. (1961). New light on the flightless goose Chendytes lawi. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions to Science, No. 43: 1-11.

Morejohn, G. Victor. (1976). Evidence of the survival to recent times of the extinct flightless duck Chendytes lawi Miller. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 27: 207-211.

Rick, Torben C., Courtney A. Hofman, Todd J. Braje, Jesús E. Maldonado, T Scott Sillett, Kevin Danchisko and Jon M. Erlandson. (2012). Flightless ducks, giant mice and pygmy mammoths: Late Quaternary extinctions on California's Channel Islands. World Archaeology 44(1): 3-20.

Vermeij, G. J. (1993). Biogeography of recently extinct marine species: implications for conservation. Conserv. Biol. 7: 391-397.

Watanabe, Junya. (2017). Quantitative discrimination of flightlessness in fossil Anatidae from skeletal proportions. The Auk 134(3): 672-695.

 

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