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Phoenicopterus minutus Howard 1955 (flamingo)

Reptilia - Ciconiiformes - Phoenicopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 229907

Full reference: H. Howard. 1955. Fossil birds from Manix Lake, California. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 264-J:199-205

Belongs to Phoenicopterus according to H. Howard 1972

Sister taxa: Phoenicopterus chilensis, Phoenicopterus copei, Phoenicopterus croizeti, Phoenicopterus floridanus, Phoenicopterus novaehollandiae, Phoenicopterus roseus, Phoenicopterus ruber, Phoenicopterus stocki

Type specimen: LACM 2445, a set of limb elements (nearly complete right tibiotarsus and proximal tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is W19, Manix Lake (LACM 1093), which is in a Pleistocene lacustrine siliciclastic in California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore