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    TAR FOSSIL BIRD BONE
    Unidentified species
    Pleistocene
    Rancho la Brea Formation, McKittrick Pit, California

    Birds are rare in the fossil record; their thin delicate bones rarely survive the effects of scavengers, the elements, and the fossilization process. One of the localities where bird fossils are found is the Rancho la Brea Formation of California. Many types of birds have been found in the historic La Brea Tar Pits, ranging from small ground birds such as the quail to large scavengers such as Condors. The McKittrick pit is similar to the La Brea Tar Pits but is located further north near Bakersfield. This specimen is an unidentified bird bone from the McKittrick Pit; the bone features a distal end that still has the characteristic tar from the formation. The bone measures 2 ¼ inches long.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
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