Stercorarius Brisson 1760 (skua)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae

Synonyms: Catharacta BrĂ¼nnich 1764, Lestris Temminck 1815

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

See also Carroll 1988, Dyke and Walker 2005, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Smith 2011 and Warheit 2002

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Stercorarius antarcticus Stercorarius longicaudus Stercorarius maccormicki Stercorarius parasiticus Stercorarius pomarinus Stercorarius shufeldti Stercorarius skua

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Antarctica (3 collections), Australia (1), New Zealand (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: California, Oregon), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

Total: 14 collections including 17 occurrences

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