Ciconia maltha

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Ciconia maltha
Ciconia maltha.jpg
Conservation status
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ciconiidae
Genus: Ciconia
Species: C. maltha
Binomial name
Ciconia maltha
Miller, 1910

Ciconia maltha, also known as the Asphalt Stork or La Brea Stork, is an extinct stork from the Late Pliocene – Late Pleistocene of W and S USA, and Cuba. It has been found in the La Brea Tar Pits.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feduccia, J. Alan (1967). "Ciconia maltha and Grus americana from the Upper Pliocene of Idaho". The Wilson Bulletin 79 (3): 316–318. JSTOR 4159621.