Buteo grangeri Wetmore and Case 1934 (hawk)

Aves - Accipitriformes - Accipitridae

Full reference: A. Wetmore and E. C. Case. 1934. A new fossil hawk from the Oligocene beds of South Dakota. Contributions from the Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan 4(8):129-132

Belongs to Buteo according to A. H. Miller and C. G. Sibley 1942

See also Wetmore and Case 1934

Sister taxa: Buteo ales, Buteo antecursor, Buteo brachypterus, Buteo buteo, Buteo contortus, Buteo coterminus, Buteo dananus, Buteo fluviaticus, Buteo hoffstetteri, Buteo jamaicensis, Buteo lagopus, Buteo lineatus, Buteo nitidus, Buteo platypterus, Buteo quadratus, Buteo regalis, Buteo rufinus, Buteo solitarius, Buteo swainsoni, Buteo typhoius

Type specimen: UMMP No. 14405, a skull (skull lacking mandibles). Its type locality is Pass Creek Oreodon Zone, which is in an Orellan fluvial sandstone in the Brule Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: volant carnivore

Distribution: found only at Pass Creek Oreodon Zone

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