Phoebastria albatrus Pallas 1769 (short-tailed albatross)

Aves - Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae

Alternative combination: Diomedea albatrus

Synonym: Diomedea howardae Chandler 1990

Belongs to Phoebastria according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Broughton 2004, Guthrie 1992, Kilmer and Steadman 2016 and Olson and Rasmussen 2001

Sister taxa: Phoebastria anglica, Phoebastria immutabilis, Phoebastria nigripes, Phoebastria rexularum

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (4 collections), United States (17: Alaska, California, Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 22 collections each including a single occurrence

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