Aves - Suliformes - Plotopteridae
Full reference: G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert. 2016. New Late Eocene and Oligocene Remains of the Flightless, Penguin-Like Plotopterids (Aves, Plotopteridae) from Western Washington State, U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(4):e1163573
Belongs to Klallamornis according to G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert 2016
Sister taxon: Klallamornis abyssa
Type specimen: LACM 129405, a limb element (left tarsometatarsus with restored lateral portion of trochlea metatarsi IV). Its type locality is Jansen Creek Mbr, Makah Fm - Jansen Creek, which is in a Bartonian/Chattian deep-water sandstone/conglomerate in the Makah Formation of Washington.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore
Distribution: found only at Jansen Creek Mbr, Makah Fm - Jansen Creek
Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.
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