Falco Antiquus
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Falco Antiquus

Falco antiquus
Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae
Genus: Falco
F. antiquus
Binomial name
Falco antiquus
Mourer-Chauviré, 1975

Falco antiquus is an extinct species of falcon lived during the Middle Pleistocene in southern Europe. It is thought to be the common ancestor of modern gyrfalcons and saker falcons.[1]


  1. ^ Johnson, Jeff A.; Burnham, Kurt K.; Burnham, William A.; Mindell, David P. (2007). "Genetic structure among continental and island populations of gyrfalcons" (PDF). Molecular Ecology. 16 (15): 3156. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03373.x. PMID 17651193. Retrieved 2017.

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