Podilymbus wetmorei Storer, 1976:151

Wetmore's (pied-billed) grebe



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a synonym of P. podiceps by (Steadman, 1984).


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: UF/PB 1762






Original scientific description:

Storer, R. W. (1976). The Pleistocene pied-billed grebes (Aves: Podicipedidae), pp. 147-153. In: Olson, Storrs L. (ed.). Collected papers in avian phylogeny honoring the 90th birthday of Alexander Wetmore. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 27: xxvi + 1-211.


Other references:

Sayol, Ferran, Steinbauer, Manuel J., Blackburn, Tim M., Antonelli, Alexandre and Faurby, Søren. (2020). Anthropogenic extinctions conceal widespread evolution of flightlessness in birds. Science Advances 6(49): eabb6095. [Supplementary Material (Data File S1)]

Steadman, David W. (1984). A middle Pleistocene (late Irvingtonian) avifauna from Payne Creek, central Florida. Spec. Publ. Carnegie Mus. Nat. Hist. 8: 47-52.

Tyrberg, Tommy. (2008). The Late Pleistocene Continental Avian extinction – an evaluation of the fossil evidence. Oryctos 7: 249-269.


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