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1 December 2008 A New Species of Large, Terrestrial Caracara from Holocene Deposits in Southern Jamaica (Aves: Falconidae)
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A new species of caracara, Caracara tellustris, is described from cave deposits in the arid Portland Ridge area of southern Jamaica. It is characterized by great size and much reduced wings, and was probably almost completely terrestrial in habits if not even flightless. It was thus probably confined to the more arid southern areas of the island where open country would be compatible with a terrestrial mode of life.
and Storrs L. Olson "A New Species of Large, Terrestrial Caracara from Holocene Deposits in Southern Jamaica (Aves: Falconidae)," Journal of Raptor Research 42(4), (1 December 2008). https://doi.org/10.3356/JRR-08-18.1
Received: 25 March 2008; Accepted: 1 August 2008; Published: 1 December 2008
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