Family Falconidae

FALCO SPARVERIUS LINNAEUS, 1758

REFERRED MATERIAL Distal half of right tibiotarsus, DMNH 35742.

provenance Location 1349, Velvet Room, Mark's Sink. FALCO SP.

REFERRED MATERIAL Left ulna missing ends, DMNH 30189; proximal left femur, DMNH 35721; distal left tarso-metatarsus, DMNH 9801; two ungual phalanges, DMNH 9924.

provenance 9801: Location 644, Velvet Room, grid 3, level 7 (mixed); 9924: Location 644, Velvet Room, grid 5, level 5 (B); 30189: Location 644, Velvet Room grid 25, level 2 (B); 35721: Location 1349, Velvet Room, Mark's Sink.

DESCRIPTION The ulna, femur, and tarsometatarsus are within the size range of Falco peregrinus or F. mexicanus, but they are too fragmentary for positive identification. The phalanges (DMNH 9924) are from a large falcon, near the size of F. rusticolus.

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