Sula Brisson 1760 (booby)

Aves - Suliformes - Sulidae

Synonym: Dysporus Illiger 1811

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

See also Brodkorb 1955, Brodkorb 1963, Carroll 1988, Case 1904, Cheneval 1993, Hay 1902, Howard 1936, Howard 1958, Howard 1972, Lambrecht 1933, Olson 1975, Olson 1985, Olson and James 1982, Sepkoski 2002, Stucchi 2003 and Stucchi et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Empheresula, Eostega, Masillastega, Microsula, Miosula, Morus, Paleosula, Papasula, Prophalacrocorax, Ramphastosula, Sarmatosula

Subtaxa: Sula arvernensis Sula brandi Sula clarki Sula dactylatra Sula figueroae Sula guano Sula leucogaster Sula magna Sula phosphata Sula pohli Sula sula Sula sulita Sula universitatis Sula variegata Sula willetti

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Type: Pelecanus bassanus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of American Samoa (1 collection), Australia (2), the Bahamas (1), Brazil (1), Cook Islands (1), French Polynesia (1), the Marshall Islands (2), Mauritius (1), Micronesia (2), Norfolk Island (9), Pitcairn (5), Saint Helena (13), United States (1: California), Vanuatu (1), Venezuela (6)

• Blancan of United States (5: California)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Chile (1), Japan (1), Mexico (2), Peru (8), United States (9: California, Florida)

Total: 74 collections including 96 occurrences

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