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A New Species of Murre, Genus Uria, from the Late Miocene of California (Aves: Alcidae)





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A new species of murre, genus Uria, from the late Miocene of California (Aves: Alcidae) by Hildegarde Howard, Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci., 80(1): 1 — 12, 1981. A new species of murre, Uria brodkorbi, is represented by impressions of the skull and incomplete skeleton of one individual on two slabs of diatomite from the late Miocene Sisquoc Formation, exposed nearLompoc, California, U.S.A. This is the seventh species of fossil bird to be described from this formation. Uria brodkorbi is very similar morphologically to the Recent Uria aalge that is common along the California coast today, but differs in being of heavier build and having a shorter beak, a stronger sternum and more massive wings.