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Aethia rossmoori Howard 1968 (auklet)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Panalcidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 206643

Full reference: H. Howard. 1968. Tertiary birds from Laguna Hills, Orange County, California. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions in Science 142:1-21

Belongs to Aethia according to N. A. Smith 2014

Sister taxa: Aethia barnesi, Aethia cristatella, Aethia psittacula, Aethia pusilla, Aethia pygmaea, Aethia storeri

Type specimen: LACM 18948, a limb element (ulna). Its type locality is LACM 1945, which is in a Miocene marine horizon in California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore