Klallamornis abyssa Mayr and Goedert 2016 (bird)

Aves - Suliformes - Plotopteridae

Full reference: G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert. 2016. New Late Eocene and Oligocene Remains of the Flightless, Penguin-Like Plotopterids (Aves, Plotopteridae) from Western Washington State, U.S.A. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 36(4):e1163573

Belongs to Klallamornis according to G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert 2016

Sister taxon: Klallamornis clarki

Type specimen: SMF Av 610, a partial skeleton (partial skeleton, consisting of sternal portion of left coracoid, caudal portion of left scapula, various vertebral and sternal ribs, seven thoracic vertebrae, ). Its type locality is Twin River Quarry, which is in a Chattian basinal (siliceous) mudstone in the Pysht Formation of Washington.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Twin River Quarry

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