Tag Archives: Minas Gerais

Neochen pugil (Winge)

Minas Gerais Goose (Neochen pugil)

This species was described in 1888 based on fossil bones that were found in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The remains were dated to Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene; thus, the species is briefly mentioned here. [1]


syn. Chenalopex pugil Winge



[1] O. Winge: Fugle fra Knoglehuler i Brasilien. E Museo Lundii 1(2): 1-54. 1888


edited: 08.01.2024

Wingegyps cartellei Alvarenga & Olson

Brazilian Condor (Wingegyps cartellei)

This species was described in 2004 based on fossil remains that can be dated to late Pleistocene or early Holocene age. [1]



[1] Herculano M. F. Alvarenga; Storrs L. Olson: A new genus of tiny condor from the Pleistocene of Brazil (Aves: Vulturidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 117(1): 1-9. 2004


edited: 26.04.2021