Fratercula arctica Linnaeus 1758 (Atlantic puffin)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Panalcidae

Alternative combination: Alca arctica

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Olson and Rasmussen 2001

Sister taxa: Fratercula cirrhata, Fratercula corniculata, Fratercula dowi

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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