Coney Point, San Nicolas Island

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Coney Point, San Nicolas Island


YFU-5 (Yard Frigate Utility vessel; harbor utility craft) was struck from the Navy register and used as a target vessel near COney Point, San Nicolas Island.


Chendytes milleri Howard 1955 — Miller's Flightless Sea Duck. Regional Pleistocene distribution of Chendytes milleri. The type locality is described as "top of bluff on north side of San Nicolas Island, S 47° W of Coney Point; altitude approximately 400 feet. Lower Pleistocene" (Howard 1955). When compared to Chendytes lawi, C. milleri appears to represent a developmental stage between a flying, scoter-like ancestor and the flightless C. lawi". Howard (1955) speculated that C. milleri may represent an evolutionary stage in the development of C. lawi.

Sites.
Rancholabrean: San Nicolas Island (Jefferson 1991a).
Literature. Howard 1955; Jefferson 1991a.