Aechmophorus occidentalis Lawrence 1858 (western grebe)

Aves - Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae

Alternative combination: Podiceps occidentalis

Belongs to Aechmophorus according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Alvarez 1977, Brodkorb and Phillips 1973, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Guthrie 1992, Hay 1902, Howard 1946, Howard 1955, Jehl 1967, Schultz and Howard 1935, Shufeldt 1891 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: Aechmophorus clarkii, Aechmophorus elasson

Subtaxa: Aechmophorus occidentalis lucasi

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections), United States (14: California, New Mexico, Oregon)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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