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Colymboides metzleri Mayr 2004 (loon)

Reptilia - Gaviiformes - Gaviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 106032

Full reference: G. Mayr. 2004. A partial skeleton of a new fossil loon (Aves, Gaviiformes) from the early Oligocene of Germany with preserved stomach content. Journal of Ornithology 145(4):281-286

Belongs to Colymboides according to G. Mayr 2004

Sister taxa: Colymboides anglicus, Colymboides minutus

Type specimen: SMNS 80739/2a+b, a partial skeleton (dissociated partial skeleton including several presacral vertebrae, left wing, left foot, sternum, and pelvis). Its type locality is Frauenweiler, which is in a Rupelian estuary/bay claystone in Germany.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore