Full reference: D. A. Guthrie, H. W. Thomas, and G. L. Kennedy. 2000. An extinct Late Pleistocene Puffin from the Southern California Channel Islands. (Aves: Alcidae). Proceedings of a Fifth California Islands Symposium 525-530
Type specimen: LACM 127813, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is LACM 5541, which is in a Pleistocene eolian horizon in California.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore