Morus loxostylus Cope 1870 (gannet)

Aves - Suliformes - Sulidae

Alternative combinations: Moris loxostyla, Morus loxostyla, Sula loxostyla

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Part III. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, New Series 14:235-252

Belongs to Morus according to S. L. Olson and P. C. Rasmussen 2001

See also Case 1904, Cope 1870, Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933 and Wetmore 1926

Sister taxa: Moris reyana, Morus atlanticus, Morus avitus, Morus bassanus, Morus capensis, Morus humeralis, Morus lompocanus, Morus magnus, Morus peninsularis, Morus peruvianus, Morus recentior, Morus reyanus, Morus serrator, Morus vagabundus

Type specimen: humerus, a limb element

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene of United States (3: Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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