Rissa Stephens 1826 (gull)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Laridae

Alternative spelling: Larus (Rissa)

Parent taxon: Laridae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Chandler 1990, Guthrie 1992 and Smith 2011

Sister taxa: Anous, Chlidonias, Chroicocephalus, Creagrus, Gaviota, Gelochelidon, Gygis, Halcyornis, Hydrocoloeus, Hydroprogne, Larinae, Larosterna, Larus, Leucophaeus, Limicolavis, Limosavis, Onychoprion, Pagophila, Pseudosterna, Rhodostethia, Sterna, Sterninae, Sternula, Thalasseus, Xema

Subtaxa: Rissa brevirostris Rissa estesi Rissa tridactyla

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Alaska, California)

• Blancan of United States (2: California)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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