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Ortalis tantala Wetmore 1933 (chachalaca)

Reptilia - Galliformes - Cracidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105587

Full reference: A. Wetmore. 1933. A fossil gallinaceous bird from the Lower Miocene of Nebraska. The Condor 35(2):64-65

Belongs to Ortalis according to A. Wetmore 1933

Sister taxa: Ortalis leucogastra, Ortalis phengites, Ortalis pollicaris, Ortalis vetula

Type specimen: H. C. 498, a limb element (distal end of right tibio-tarsus). Its type locality is Agate Springs Quarries, which is in a Harrisonian channel sandstone in the Marsland Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: volant frugivore