†subfamily Tonsalinae Mayr and Goedert 2018 (bird)

Aves - Suliformes - Plotopteridae

Full reference: G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert. 2018. First record of a tarsometatarsus of Tonsala hildegardae (Plotopteridae) and other avian remains from the late Eocene/early Oligocene of Washington State (USA). Geobios 51:51-59

Parent taxon: Plotopteridae according to G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert 2018

Sister taxa: Empeirodytes, Phocavis, Plotopterum, Stemec, Stenornis

Subtaxa: Copepteryx Hokkaidornis Klallamornis Olympidytes Tonsala

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Oligocene of Japan (9 collections), United States (4: Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (2: Washington)

Total: 15 collections including 19 occurrences

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