Great Auk

Great Auk

Summary:

Literature Great Auk
[order] Charadriiformes |

Great Auk determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Alcidae | [latin] Pinguinus impennis | [UK] Great Auk | [FR] Grand Pingouin | [DE] Riesenalk | [ES] Alca gigante | [IT] Alca impenne | [NL] Reuzenalk


Literature

Title
THE GREAT AUK, PINGUINUS IMPENNIS (L.) IN GREENLAND
Author(s): MORTEN MELDGAARD
Abstract: This paper presents all available ‘archaeozoological, ethnohistorical, and historical evidence on the Great Auk, Pinguinus impennis (L.), in Greenland Substantial new contributions are: ( 1) the presentation of 132 Auk bones from seven archaeological..[more]..
Source: Historical Biology, 1988 Vol I pp 145-178
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Title
First Record of the Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) from Labrador
Author(s): RICHARD H. JORDAN AND STORRS L. OLSON
Abstract: Recent archeological investigations undertaken by Bryan Mawr College and the Smithsonian institution along the Torngat Mountain coastline of northernmost Labrador have produced the first documented evidence of the extinct Great Auk, Pinguinus impenni..[more]..
Source: Auk, Vol. 99
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Title
An Attempt to Determine the Prey of the Great Auk
Author(s): STORRS L. OLSON
Abstract: The flightless Great Auk (?inguinus impennis), the largest of all Recent Alcidae, was exterminated in 1844 (Greenway 1958), and no one who can properly be called a naturalist ever encountered the bird in
life. As a consequence, virtually no details ..[more]..
Source: Auk, Vol. 96
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Title
A SUBFOSSIL GREAT AUK-PINGUINUS IMPENNIS(L.) FROM THE NETHERLANDS
Author(s): LOUISE H. VAN WIJNGAARDEN-BAKKER
Abstract: In the spring of 1977 a nearly complete skeleton of a Great Auk was recovered during the excavation of a Roman site at Velsen (prov. North Holland) by the Albert Egges van Giffen Institute for Pre- and Protohistory (I.P.P.) of the University of Amste..[more]..
Source: Ardea 66 (1978): 57-61
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Title
Postglacial fossil Great Auk and associated avian fauna from the Biscay Bay.
Author(s): Elorza M & Sanchez Marco A
Abstract: no abstract..[more]..
Source: Munibe, 45: 179-185.
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Title
Great Auk and Common Murre from a Florida Midden
Author(s): Pierce Brodkorb
Abstract: Among bird bones from archeological sites submitted for identification by Ripley P. Bullen of the Florida State Museum are the proximal portion of a right humerus of the Great Ank (Pinguinus impennis) and the proximal portion of a left humerus of the..[more]..
Source: Auk, Vol. 77
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Title
NOTICE OF THE REMAIN’S OF THE GREAT AUK, OR GARE-FOWL, (ALGA IMPENNIS, LINN.), FOUND IN CAITHNESS; WITH NOTES OF ITS OCCURRENCE IN SCOTLAND AND OF ITS EARLY HISTORY
Author(s): JOHN ALEXANDER SMITH
Abstract: As one of the editors of the ” Proceedings” of the Society, I prepared the list of the various donations for the meeting of the Society held in January 1867 (“Proceedings,” vol. vii.), and gave a rough summary of the collection of stone, bone, and me..[more]..
Source: PliOCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY, JANUARY 13, 1879
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All of Alcidae

  1. Ancient Murrelet
  2. Synthiboramphus antiquus
  1. Atlantic Puffin
  2. Fratercula arctica
  1. Black Guillemot
  2. Cepphus grylle
  1. Great Auk
  2. Pinguinus impennis
  1. Guillemot
  2. Uria aalge
  1. little auk
  2. Alle alle
  1. Parakeet Auklet
  2. Cyclorrhynchus psittacula
  1. Razorbill
  2. Alca Torda
  1. Thick-billed Murre
  2. Uria lomvia
  1. Tufted Puffin
  2. Fratercula cirrhata
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