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Larus elmorei Brodkorb 1953 (gull)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Laridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 210451

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1953. A Pliocene gull from Florida. The Wilson Bulletin 65(2):94-98

Belongs to Larus according to S. L. Olson 1985

Sister taxa: Larus argentatus, Larus cachinnans, Larus californicus, Larus canus, Larus delawarensis, Larus dolnicensis, Larus dominicanus, Larus fuscus, Larus glaucescens, Larus hyperboreus, Larus lacus, Larus marinus, Larus oregonus, Larus perpetuus, Larus pristinus, Larus robustus, Larus utunui

Type specimen: uf/PB 140, a limb element (right distal humerus). Its type locality is Brewster, south, which is in a Pliocene marine horizon in the Bone Valley Formation of Florida.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore