A review of the woodpeckers (Aves: Piciformes) from the asphalt deposits of Rancho La Brea, California, with the description of three new species

@article{Campbell2021ARO,
  title={A review of the woodpeckers (Aves: Piciformes) from the asphalt deposits of Rancho La Brea, California, with the description of three new species},
  author={Kenneth E. Campbell and Zbigniew M. Bochenski},
  journal={Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments},
  year={2021},
  pages={1-14}
}
A review of the piciform avifauna from the upper Pleistocene asphalt deposits of Rancho La Brea, Los Angeles, California, reveals that it comprises at least six species in five genera. We describe a new genus and species, Breacopus garretti , for the largest woodpecker, which was similar in size to the largest living North American species, Dryocopus pileatus . We recognise a new genus and species, Bitumenpicus minimus , for the smallest woodpecker in the palaeoavifauna of Rancho La Brea. We… 

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