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1 June 2008 Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) from the Pleistocene of Cuba: a New Subfamily for the West Indies
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A complete tarsometatarsus from a small Pleistocene sinkhole in northwest central Cuba is identified as that of a Bare-throated Tiger-Heron Tigrisoma mexicanum. This constitutes the first record of any kind of tiger-heron (subfamily Tigrisomatinae) in the West Indies. The extinction of the species in Cuba is perhaps attributable to habitat loss due to climatic change.

Storrs L. Olson and William Suárez "Bare-throated Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma mexicanum) from the Pleistocene of Cuba: a New Subfamily for the West Indies," Waterbirds 31(2), (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.1675/1524-4695(2008)31[285:BTTMFT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 10 September 2007; Accepted: 1 November 2007; Published: 1 June 2008
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