Genus Bitumenpicus gen. nov.
Type species: Bitumenpicus minimus sp. nov., monotypic.
Differential diagnosis: The holotypic tarsometatarsus differs from that of species of Sphyrapicus and Dryobates by having (1) Facies dorsalis flatter and relatively wider; (2) Shaft more robust (Figs. 8 and...
Melanerpes lewis (Gray, 1849)
Referred material: Melanerpes lewis is represented by 89 specimens, representing a minimum of 19 individuals. Online Resource 1 presents a complete listing of all specimens referred to this taxon. In addition, four other specimens were referred to Melanerpes sp...
Genus Melanerpes Swainson, 1837
Comment: The genus Melanerpes is represented in North America by six species: M. lewis (Lewis’ Woodpecker), M. erythrocephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red-headed Woodpecker), M. formicivorus (Acorn Woodpecker), M. uropygialis (Gila Woodpecker), M. aurifrons (Wagler...
Class Aves Linnaeus, 1758
Order Piciformes Meyer and Wolf, 1810
Family Picidae Vigors, 1825
Genus Breacopus gen. nov.
Type species: Breacopus garretti sp. nov., monotypic.
Differential diagnosis: Holotypic carpometacarpus differs from that of the Recent genera...
Kenneth E. Campbell, Jr. & Zbigniew M. Bochenski, 2021
A review of the woodpeckers (Aves: Piciformes) from the asphalt deposits of Rancho La Brea, California, with the description of three new species
Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. in press.