Meleagris crassipes Miller, 1940

Bigfoot turkey, Big-foot turkey



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Wisconsinan





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Miller, Loye. (1940). A New Pleistocene Turkey From Mexico. Condor 42(3): 154-156.


Other references:

Harris, Arthur H. (1987). Reconstruction of Mid Wisconsin Environments in Southern New Mexico. National Geographic Research 3(2): 142-151.

Harris, Arthur H. (1993). Quaternary vertebrates of New Mexico, pp. 179-197. In: Vertebrate Paleontology in New Mexico, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Bulletin 2:i-vii, 1-338.

Howard, H. 1962. Bird remains from a prehistoric cave deposit in Grant County, New Mexico. Condor 64:241-242.

Rea, A. M. (1980). Late Pleistocene and Holocene turkeys in the Southwest. Contrib. Sci., Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angel. Co.  330: 209-224.

Steadman, David  W.  (1980). A review of the osteology and paleontology of turkeys (Aves: Meleagridinae). Contrib. Sci., Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angel. Co. 330:131-207.


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