Pterodroma kurodai Harrison and Walker 1978 (petrel)

Aves - Procellariiformes - Procellariidae

Full reference: J. O. Harrison and C. A. Walker. 1978. Pleistocene bird remains from Aldabra Atoll, Indian Ocean. Journal of Natural History 12:7-14

Belongs to Pterodroma according to J. O. Harrison and C. A. Walker 1978

Sister taxa: Pterodroma alba, Pterodroma arminjoniana, Pterodroma axillaris, Pterodroma baraui, Pterodroma brevipes, Pterodroma cahow, Pterodroma cookii, Pterodroma hasitata, Pterodroma heraldica, Pterodroma hypoleuca, Pterodroma imberi, Pterodroma incerta, Pterodroma inexpectata, Pterodroma jugabilis, Pterodroma lessonii, Pterodroma leucoptera, Pterodroma magentae, Pterodroma nigripennis, Pterodroma phaeopygia, Pterodroma pycrofti, Pterodroma rupinarum

Type specimen: BMNH A4361, a set of limb elements (distal end of left tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Bassin Cabri, Aldabra, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial grainstone in the Seychelles.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Seychelles (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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