The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 57 Number 2: 99-102 - December 1995

A publication of the National Speleological Society

Bones of Puffinus lherminieri Lesson (Aves: Procellaridae) and Two Other Vertebrates from Cueva del Agua, Mona Island, Puerto Rico (West Indies)
Angel M. Nieves-Rivera, John E. Mylroie, and Donald A. McFarlane


From a dive in Cueva del Agua, Mona Island, Puerto Rico, twelve un-mineralized bones of Puffinus lherminieri Lesson, one of Cyclura stejnegeri Stejneger, and one of Moormops blainvilii Leach were collected. The subfossil evidence confirms that P. lherminieri was a common species on Mona Island. Cyclura stegnegeri and M. blainvilii probably became trapped and died in the poor chamber.

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