A SUBFOSSIL GREAT AUK-PINGUINUS IMPENNIS(L.) FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) Science Article 4

abstract

In the spring of 1977 a nearly complete skeleton of a Great Auk was recovered during the excavation of a Roman site at Velsen (prov. North Holland) by the Albert Egges van Giffen Institute for Pre- and Protohistory (I.P.P.) of the University of Amsterdam. The find can be dated approximately in the first century A.D. It is the first time that remains of a Great Auk have been found in the Netherlands.

LOUISE H. VAN WIJNGAARDEN-BAKKER, Ardea 66 (1978): 57-61

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