Mycteria wetmorei Howard, 1935:253

Wetmore's stork, Cayama de Wetmore



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Howard, H. (1935). The Rancho La Brea Wood Ibis. Condor 37(5): 251-253.



Other references:

Howard, H. (1930). A census of the Pleistocene birds of Rancho La Brea from the collections of the Los Angeles Museum. Condor 32:81-88, 3 text figs.

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.

Orihuela, Johanset. (2019). An annotated list of late Quaternary extinct birds of Cuba. Ornitología Neotropical 30: 57-67.

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.

Suárez, William. (2020). The fossil avifauna of the tar seeps Las Breas de San Felipe, Matanzas, Cuba. Zootaxa 4780(1): 1-53. [Abstract]

Suárez, William. (2022). Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 142(1): 10-74.

Suárez, William and Olson, Storrs L. (2003). New records of storks (Ciconiidae) from Quaternary asphalt deposits in Cuba. The Condor 105: 150-154.


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