Graculavus Marsh 1872 (shorebird)

Aves - Charadriiformes

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of Hesperornis regalis, with notices of four other new species of Cretaceous birds. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 3(13-18):360-365

Parent taxon: Charadriiformes according to S. Hope 2002

See also Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Olson and Parris 1987, Sepkoski 2002 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Alcae, Burhinidae, Charadrii, Charadriidae, Chionidae, Cimolopterygidae, Dakotornithidae, Glareolidae, Graculavidae, Haematopodidae, Hydrophasianus, Jacanidae, Lari, Laridae, Laromorphae, Limicolae, Panalcidae, Parrae, Pedionomae, Pedionomidae, Recurvirostridae, Rhinoptilus, Rynchops, Sarjeantopodus, Scolopaci, Scolopacidae, Stercorariidae, Telmatornis, Telmatornithidae, Thinocoridae, Turnicidae, Volgavis

Subtaxa: Graculavus angustus Graculavus velox

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Type: Graculavus velox

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey collection)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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