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Great auk

LC control 85056597
LC classificationQL696.C42 Zoology
Topical headingGreat auk
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Variant(s)Alca impennis
Pinguinus impennis
See alsoAuks
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Found inHandbook of birds of the world, 1992: v. 3, p. 679 (extinct Great auk (Pinguinus impennis), the only recent flightless alcid; shared class affinities with the Razorbill so strong that it is sometimes included with the genus Alca.)
Sibley, C.G. Dist. & taxon. of birds of the world, 1990: p. 264 (Pinguinus impennis, Greak auk (last specimen 1844))
Bird families of the world, 1978: p. 113 (Garefowl or Great auk, Alca impennis, the large flightless species which became extinct in the 1840s)