Phalacrocorax goletensis Howard 1965 (cormorant)

Aves - Suliformes - Phalacrocoracidae

Full reference: H. Howard. 1965. A new species of cormorant from the Pliocene of Mexico. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 64(4):50-55

Belongs to Phalacrocorax according to Howard 1965

See also Alvarez 1977 and Brodkorb 1967

Sister taxa: Phalacrocorax anatolicus, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Phalacrocorax auritus, Phalacrocorax bougainvillii, Phalacrocorax brasilianus, Phalacrocorax capensis, Phalacrocorax capillatus, Phalacrocorax carbo, Phalacrocorax carunculatus, Phalacrocorax chapalensis, Phalacrocorax featherstoni, Phalacrocorax femoralis, Phalacrocorax filyawi, Phalacrocorax idahensis, Phalacrocorax intermedius, Phalacrocorax kennelli, Phalacrocorax leptopus, Phalacrocorax longipes, Phalacrocorax macer, Phalacrocorax macropus, Phalacrocorax marinavis, Phalacrocorax mediterraneus, Phalacrocorax mongoliensis, Phalacrocorax neglectus, Phalacrocorax novaezealandiae, Phalacrocorax pelagicus, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus, Phalacrocorax praecarbo, Phalacrocorax punctatus, Phalacrocorax purpurascens, Phalacrocorax reliquus, Phalacrocorax risgoviensis, Phalacrocorax rogersi, Phalacrocorax varius, Phalacrocorax wetmorei, Stictocarbo kumeyaay

Type specimen: LACM 4632, a limb element (right coracoid). Its type locality is La Goleta, which is in a Hemphillian/Blancan marine sandstone in Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection)

• Hemphillian of Mexico (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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