Grus grus Linnaeus 1758 (common crane)

Aves - Gruiformes - Gruidae

Alternative combination: Ardea grus

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 Grus according to L. Carrera et al. 2018

See also Bedetti and Pavia 2013, Clements et al. 2017, Linnaeus 1758 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: Grus americana, Grus haydeni, Grus latipes, Grus marshi, Grus melitensis, Grus minor, Grus nannodes, Grus primigenia, Grus turfa

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Egypt (2 collections), Indonesia (1), Italy (3), the United Kingdom (5)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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