Pleistocene vogels; de ornithofauna van Holt-und-Haar (Dld.)
Cranium , Volume 19 - Issue 2 p. 135- 145
In Holt-und-Haar (at the German-Dutch border) an unmixed fauna is found from the Weichselian (Late Pleistocene), consisting of about thirty species. The megafauna comprises a.o. the woolly mammoth, rhinoceros and horse. Also the ornithofauna is presented, though little studied. This article gives an inventory and a detailed description of the birds of Holt-und-Haar, added with some general data on the bird skeleton, in order to make it possible for the readers to determine birds themselves. The determined birds of Holt-und-Haar comprise Branta leucopsis, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas sp., Anser anser, Anser albifrons, Mergus sp., Haematopus ostralegus, Tetraonidae indet., Lagopus mutus, and Gavia stellata.
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