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Uria paleohesperis Howard 1982 (auk)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Alcidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 145754

Full reference: H. Howard. 1982. Fossil birds from Tertiary marine beds at Oceanside, San Diego County, California, with discriptions of two species of the genera Uria and Cepphus (Aves: Alcidae). Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 341:1-15

Belongs to Uria according to J. Watanabe et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Uria aalge, Uria affinis, Uria brodkorbi, Uria lomvia, Uria onoi, Uria troile

Type specimen: UCMP 88704, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Lawrence Canyon 5, which is in a Tortonian estuary/bay sandstone in the San Mateo Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore