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Puffinus priscus

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Procellariidae

Taxonomy
Puffinus priscus was named by Miller (1961). Its type specimen is Univ. Calif. Mus. Paleo. No. 58185, a limb element (distal third of a left humerus), and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Sharktooth Hill (Mitchell Collection), which is in a Langhian estuary/bay sandstone in the Temblor Formation of California.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1961Puffinus priscus Miller p. 399
1968Puffinus priscus Howard p. 7
1972Puffinus priscus Howard p. 5
1987Puffinus priscus Howard and Barnes p. 3

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
RankNameAuthor
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
PygostyliaChiappe 2002
Ornithothoraces
OrnithuromorphaChiappe et al. 1999
subclassOrnithurae
subclassNeornithesGadow 1893
Neognathae(Pycraft 1900)
NeoavesSibley et al. 1988
NatatoresBaird 1858
Pygopodotubinares
superorderProcellariimorphae
orderProcellariiformesFürbringer 1888
familyProcellariidaeVigors 1825
genusPuffinusBrisson 1760
speciespriscus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available