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Nycticorax fidens Brodkorb 1963 (night heron)

Reptilia - Natatores - Ardeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 142808

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1963. Fossil birds from the Alachua Clay of Florida. Florida Geological Survey Special Publication 2(4):1-17

Belongs to Nycticorax according to J. J. Becker 1985

Sister taxa: Nycticorax caledonicus, Nycticorax duboisi, Nycticorax kalavikai, Nycticorax mauritianus, Nycticorax megacephalus, Nycticorax nycticorax, Nycticorax olsoni

Type specimen: UF 3285, a limb element (complete left femur). Its type locality is McGehee Farm, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Alachua Formation of Florida.

Ecology: volant piscivore