Caracara latebrosus (Wetmore)

Puerto Rican Caracara (Caracara latebrosus 

The Puerto Rican Caracara was described in 1920 based on fossil or subfossil remains found in cave deposits on the island of Puerto Rico.

The species lived at the Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene border but very likely survived into the Later Holocene to be finally wiped out by the first human settlers.


edited: 21.09.2020