Aechmophorus occidentalis (Western Grebe)

Western Grebe

Dutch: Zwanehalsfuut

Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae
Genus: Aechmophorus
Species: Aechmophorus occidentalis

Badly damaged; misses lower jaw, right quadrate and jugal, both pterygoids

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 125 mm
Length cranium: 48 mm
Width (cranium): 26 mm
Height (cranium): 21 mm
Alternative names: Renntaucher (German), Grèbe élégant (French), Achichilique Común (Spanish)