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Ciconia maltha Miller

La Brea Stork (Ciconia maltha)

The La Brea Stork was described in 1910, originally based on fossil bones that were recovered from the rich La Brea Tar Pits in California, USA; however, the species was for more widespread and is now known to also have occurred in other parts of what today is the USA.

The species already appears in Late Pliocene deposits and disappeared at the end of the Pleistocene, but the population that inhabited the island of Cuba apparently survived well into the Holocene era and may even have been eradicated by the first human settlers.


edited: 19.8.2022

Paraleptophlebia traverae McCafferty & Kondratieff

Grangeville Prong-gilled Mayfly (Paraleptophlebia traverae 

This species was described in 1999.  

The Grangeville Prong-gilled Mayfly is known from only a single specimen that was collected in the 1930s in Grangeville, the largest city in Idaho County, Idaho, USA.  

The species is very likely extinct.  


edited: 31.10.2017