Grus americana Linnaeus 1758 (whooping crane)

Aves - Gruiformes - Gruidae

Alternative combination: Ardea americana

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 Grus according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Wetmore 1931 and Wetmore 1962

Sister taxa: Grus grus, Grus haydeni, Grus latipes, Grus marshi, Grus melitensis, Grus minor, Grus nannodes, Grus primigenia, Grus turfa

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (9: Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Virginia collections)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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