Cathartes aura Linnaeus 1758 (turkey vulture)

Aves - Cathartiformes - Cathartidae

Alternative combination: Vultur aura

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 Cathartes according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Amadon 1977, Broughton 2004, Campbell 1976, Hamon 1959, Linnaeus 1758, Olson et al. 1990, Schultz and Howard 1935, Steadman et al. 2003 and Wetmore 1931

Sister taxa: Cathartes burrovianus, Cathartes fossilis, Cathartes melambrotus

Ecology: volant carnivore


• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Ecuador (1), Mexico (1), Peru (1), United States (18: California, Florida, New Mexico, Virginia)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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