Fulica americana Gmelin 1789 (American coot)

Aves - Gruiformes - Rallidae

Synonym: Fulica hesterna Howard 1963

Belongs to Fulica according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Brodkorb 1967, Brodkorb and Phillips 1973, Broughton 2004, Emslie 1992, Guthrie 2010, Hay 1902, Howard 1963, Kilmer and Steadman 2016, Olson 1974, Olson and James 1982, Steadman et al. 2018, Steadman and Mead 2010, Steadman et al. 2003 and Wetmore 1931

Sister taxa: Fulica atra, Fulica chathamensis, Fulica cristata, Fulica infelix, Fulica newtonii, Fulica podagrica, Fulica prior, Fulica prisca

Subtaxa: Fulica americana shufeldti

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Mexico (3), United States (26: California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 31 collections including 33 occurrences

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