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A new genus and species of Pigmy Goose from the McKittrick Pleistocene

Ross, Roland Case (1935) A new genus and species of Pigmy Goose from the McKittrick Pleistocene. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History, 8 (15). pp. 107-114. ISSN 0080-5947. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.14896.

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Among the Pleistocene avian remains found by the California Institute of Technology in the asphalts of McKittrick are fourteen (complete and partial) tarsometatarsal elements of a goose more slender than any of the living Anserinae. Without attempting at this time to establish the identity of the form on the basis of other elements, it is here proposed to describe and record a new genus and species of goose on tarsal characters alone, the tarsus being a characteristic avian element, and in this instance well preserved, numerous and clearly generically distinct.

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Additional Information:© 1935 San Diego Society of Natural History. Thanks are due Dr. Loye Holmes Miller for suggesting the problem and for use of material. Mr. John L. Ridgeway, scientific illustrator of the California Institute of Technology, is acknowledged gratefully for the preparation of text figures. Dr. Chester Stock, in whose laboratory this study has been made, is thanked for continued encouragement and guidance.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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