The fossil avifauna of the tar seeps Las Breas de San Felipe, Matanzas, Cuba.

  title={The fossil avifauna of the tar seeps Las Breas de San Felipe, Matanzas, Cuba.},
  author={William Su{\'a}rez},
  volume={4780 1},
  • W. Suárez
  • Published 22 May 2020
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Zootaxa
The Cuban fossil avifauna, prior to this study, included 30 extinct and extirpated valid taxa. In the present contribution, we review the fossil avifauna from Las Breas de San Felipe, and in so doing increase the diversity of Cuban fossil birds to 36 species with the description of a New World vulture, Coragyps seductus sp. nov., three accipitrids, Gigantohierax itchei sp. nov., Buteogallus royi sp. nov., and Buteo sanfelipensis sp. nov., a small caracara, Milvago diazfrancoi sp. nov., plus… 

Journal of Caribbean Ornithology, Vol. 33: Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada

Variation in snail species proportions were evident when comparing assemblages collected beneath nests to those scattered in the immediate vicinity of nests, suggesting seasonal factors or species selection for feeding young may influence the kite’s food habits.

Catalogue of Cuban fossil and subfossil birds

  • W. Suárez
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club
  • 2022
Summary. All information relating to the Cuban palaeo-avifauna since the first published list in 1928 to the present, is summarised and presented as a catalogue with commentary. I update data on the

A New Extinct Species of Margarobyas (Strigiformes) and the Evolutionary History of the Endemic Cuban Bare-Legged Owl (M. lawrencii)

The mixture of characters of both Striginae and Ieraglaucinae implies an early (no later than Oligocene) divergence of Margarobyas, thus supporting a long evolutionary history of these owls compared with other endemic owl species of the West Indies.

Nuevos hallazgos de aves en contextos paleontológicos y arqueológicos de Cuba

This paper discusses provides new records on Cuban birds such as the endemic Cuban macaw (Ara tricolor), found in two archaeological sites in Old Havana dated in the 17th and 18th centuries. We

Evidence of a Late Holocene giant barn owl (Aves: Strigiformes: Tytonidae) in Guadeloupe

Abstract  This paper describes a partial pedal phalanx of an extinct species of barn owl from Guadeloupe. The morphology and size of the bone fragment allow it to be referred to as a giant Tyto

An updated checklist of the birds of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, with comments on new, rare, and unconfirmed species

Summary. We present a detailed bird list for the north-east Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. This is the first inventory of the avifauna of the state that complies with strict criteria as to

Remarks on extinct giant owls (Strigidae) from Cuba, with description of a new species of Ornimegalonyx Arredondo

  • W. Suárez
  • Biology
    Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club
  • 2020
A revision of large extinct members of Strigidae described from Quaternary cave deposits in Cuba here reduces the number of valid taxa from five to three, with the latter described herein as a new, diminutive species.

First Pleistocene South American Teratornithidae (Aves): New Insights into the Late Evolutionary History of Teratorns

ABSTRACT The first unequivocal records of teratornithid birds from the Pleistocene of South America are here described, adding a new member, and the largest, to this highly diversified guild of large

A new fossil raptor (Accipitridae: Buteogallus) from Quaternary cave deposits in Cuba and Hispaniola, West Indies

  • W. SuárezS. Olson
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club
  • 2021
Osteological comparisons of both living and extinct species indicate that the extinct genus Amplibuteo Campbell is synonymous with Buteogallus, and the new taxon was approximately the same size as females of the extinct continental B. woodwardi.

A new fossil vulture (Cathartidae: Cathartes) from Quaternary asphalt and cave deposits in Cuba

  • W. SuárezS. Olson
  • Environmental Science
    Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club
  • 2020
Summary. A new small fossil species of vulture from Quaternary asphalt and cave deposits in western Cuba is described herein. Some specimens of this taxon are the smallest known in the genus