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Fossil Red-shouldered Hawk in the Bahamas: Calohierax quadratus Wetmore synonymized with Buteo lineatus (Gmelin)

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-11T19:05:07Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-11T19:05:07Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. 2000. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F1749">Fossil Red-shouldered Hawk in the Bahamas: Calohierax quadratus Wetmore synonymized with Buteo lineatus (Gmelin)</a>." <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington</em>. 113 (1):298&ndash;301. en
dc.identifier.issn 0006-324X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/1749
dc.description.abstract A supposedly extinct genus and species of hawk, Calohierax quadratus Wetmore, was originally described from a fragmentary tarsometatarsus from Quaternary deposits in Little Exuma Island in the Bahamas. This and a referred tibiotarsus from New Providence, Island, were later assigned to the extant genus Buteo, but their specific identity remained uncertain. A previously unstudied humerus from a cave deposit on New Providence Island, Bahamas, is here identified with the extant Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus Gmelin, a species widespread in eastern North America and common in peninsular Florida but unknown in the Bahamas. The other fossils ate assigned to this species as well. Calohierax quadratus therefore becomes a synonym of Buteo lineatus, which species has retreated from the Bahamas in the late Quaternary for reasons that are unclear. en
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dc.title Fossil Red-shouldered Hawk in the Bahamas: Calohierax quadratus Wetmore synonymized with Buteo lineatus (Gmelin) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 75164
rft.jtitle Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
rft.volume 113
rft.issue 1
rft.spage 298
rft.epage 301
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.citation.spage 298
dc.citation.epage 301


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