Megapaloelodus opsigonus Brodkorb 1961 (flamingo)

Aves - Phoenicopteriformes - Palaelodidae

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1961. Birds from the Pliocene of Juntera, Oregon. Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Sciences 24(3):169-184

Belongs to Megapaloelodus according to Brodkorb 1961

Sister taxon: Megapaloelodus connectens

Type specimen: UOMNH F-5459, a limb element (proximal end of left tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Black Butte (UO 2334), which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Juntura Formation of Oregon.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (2 collections), United States (1: Oregon)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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