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Grus nannodes Wetmore and Martin 1930 (crane)

Reptilia - Gruiformes - Gruidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 104776

Full reference: A. Wetmore and H. T. Martin. 1930. A fossil crane from the Pliocene of Kansas. The Condor 32(1):62-63

Belongs to Grus according to H. I. Fisher 1952

Sister taxa: Grus americana, Grus grus, Grus haydeni, Grus japonensis, Grus latipes, Grus marshi, Grus melitensis, Grus minor, Grus monacha, Grus nigricollis, Grus primigenia, Grus turfa

Type specimen: UKMVP no. 3757, a limb element (fragmentary left metacarpus with the proximal end lacking). Its type locality is Edson, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Kansas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore