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Sula willetti Miller 1925 (booby)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Sulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 129726

Alternative combination: Sula (Sula) willetti

Full reference: L. Miller. 1925. Avian remains from the Miocene of Lompoc, California. Carnegie Institution of Washington 349:107-117

Belongs to Sula according to H. Howard 1972

Sister taxa: Sula (Sula), Sula arvernensis, Sula brandi, Sula clarki, Sula dactylatra, Sula figueroae, Sula granti, Sula guano, Sula leucogaster, Sula magna, Sula nebouxii, Sula phosphata, Sula pohli, Sula sula, Sula sulita, Sula universitatis, Sula variegata

Type specimen: UCMP 26542, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Lompoc Quarry, which is in a Tortonian basinal (siliciclastic) diatomite in the Monterey Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore