The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Grus primigenia Milne-Edwards, 1869



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Northcote, E. Marjorie and Mourer-Chauviré, Cécile. (1985). The distinction between the extinct pleistocene European crane Grus primigenia, and the extant Asian sarus crane, G. antigone. Geobios 18(6): 877-881. [Abstract]

Northcote, E. Marjorie and Mourer-Chauviré, Cécile. (1988). The extinct crane Grus primigenia Milne-Edwards, in Majorca (Spain). Geobios 21: 201-208.

Tyrberg, T. (1985).  [Grus primigenia---the extinct large crane of Europe.] Fauna och Flora 80: 169-176.

von den Driesch, A. (1999). The cran, Grus grus, in prehistoric Europe and its relation to the Pleistocene crane, Grus primigenia, pp. 201-207. In: Benecke, N. (ed). Archäologie in Eurasien 6. Rahden: Verlag Marie Leidorf.


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