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Moris reyana Howard 1936 (gannet)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Sulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 142716

Full reference: H. Howard. 1936. A new fossil bird locality near Playa del Rey, California, with description of a new species of sulid. Condor 38(5):211-214

Belongs to Moris according to H. Howard 1936

Sister taxa: Morus atlanticus, Morus avitus, Morus bassanus, Morus capensis, Morus humeralis, Morus lompocanus, Morus loxostylus, Morus magnus, Morus peninsularis, Morus peruvianus, Morus recentior, Morus reyanus, Morus serrator, Morus vagabundus

Type specimen: Los Angeles Museum number 991, a limb element (left coracoid). Its type locality is Lincoln Avenue (Playa del Rey), which is in a Pleistocene marginal marine sandstone in the Palos Verdes Sand Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore