Ardea herodias Linnaeus 1758 (great blue heron)

Aves - Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Ardea according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Broughton 2004, Guthrie 1992, Howard 1946, Howard 1969, Kilmer and Steadman 2016, Linnaeus 1758, Steadman and Mead 2010 and Wetmore 1931

Sister taxa: Ardea alba, Ardea aurelianensis, Ardea brunhuberi, Ardea cinerea, Ardea cocoi, Ardea effosa, Ardea formosa, Ardea humbloti, Ardea intermedia, Ardea latipes, Ardea lignitum, Ardea paloccidentalis, Ardea perplexa, Ardea piveteaui, Ardea polkensis, Ardea purpurea

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections), United States (22: California, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Oregon), Venezuela (1)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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