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TitleExtinct Great Auk at the Gulf of St. Lawrence Contact
»Michael Rothman DescriptionThe flightless Great Auk, Pinguinus impennis, once ranged along the Atlantic Coasts of New England, Maritime Canada,
Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Great Britain, and mainland Europe down to Northern Spain. There is some archaeologic evidence for their use as a food source by the Neanderthals. In modern times they were hunted relentlessly for their eggs, flesh, and feathers. KeywordsAlca impennis, Plautus impennis, Alca borealis, Stac an Armin, St Kilda, Scotland, Geirfuglasker Island, Elder Island, Funk Island, Charadriiformes, arponaz, apponatz, geirfugl, garefowl, gairfowl, pingüinos Media Color Categories Nature, Science Subject(s) Animal, Archeology, Birds, Vertebrates