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Petralca austriaca Mlikovsky 1987 (loon)

Reptilia - Gaviiformes - Gaviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 135325

Full reference: J. Mlikovsky. 1987. Eine neue Alkenart (Aves: Alcidae) aus dem Ober-Oligozän Österreiches. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 88:131-147

Belongs to Petralca according to U. B. Gölich and G. Mayr 2018

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien Inv.-Nr. 1980/25, a partial skeleton (part and counterpart of incomplete skeleton with both wings and fragments of ribs). Its type locality is Kraftwerksbaustelle Traun-Pucking, which is in an Aquitanian coastal shale in the Älterer Schlier Formation of Austria.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore