Gavia Forster 1788 (loon)

Aves - Gaviiformes - Gaviidae

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

See also Brodkorb 1955, Carroll 1988, Chandler 1990, Guthrie 1992, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Howard 1972, Howard 1978, Howard 1982, Lambrecht 1933, Miller and Bowman 1958, Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Parmalee 1992

Sister taxa: Colymbiculus, Colymboides, Gaviinae

Subtaxa: Gavia arctica Gavia brodkorbi Gavia concinna Gavia egeriana Gavia fortis Gavia howardae Gavia immer Gavia pacifica Gavia pusilla Gavia stellata

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (1 collection), the Russian Federation (2), United States (36: Alabama, California, Florida, Maryland, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (6: California)

• Pliocene of United States (6: California, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Ukraine (1), United States (8: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 60 collections including 83 occurrences

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