Pelagornis mauretanicus Mourer-Chauvire and Geraads 2008 (bird)

Aves - Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae

Full reference: C. Mourer-Chauvire and D. Geraads. 2008. The Struthionidae and Pelagornithidae (Aves: Struthioniformes, Odontopterygiformes) from the late Pliocene of Ahl Al Oughlam, Morocco. Oryctos 7:169-194

Belongs to Pelagornis according to M. Cenizo et al. 2016

See also Mayr and Rubilar-Rogers 2010 and Mourer-Chauvire and Geraads 2008

Sister taxa: Pelagornis chilensis, Pelagornis longirostris, Pelagornis miocaenus, Pelagornis sandersi, Pelagornis stirtoni, Tympanonesiotes wetmorei

Type specimen: AaO, a limb element (distal right humerus). Its type locality is Ahl al Oughlam - general, which is in a Pliocene coastal limestone/conglomerate in Morocco.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Ahl al Oughlam - general

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