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†family Protoplotidae van Tets et al. 1989 (bird)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 264919

Full reference: G. F. van Tets, P. V. Rich, and H. R. Marino-Hadiwardoyo. 1989. A reappraisal of Protoplotus beauforti from the early Tertiary of Sumatra and the basis of a new pelecaniform family. Publication of the Geological Research and Development Centre, Indonesia. Paleontology Series 5:57-75

Parent taxon: Pelecaniformes according to G. F. van Tets et al. 1989

Sister taxa: Ardeidae, Cladornithes, Fregatae, Odontopteryges, Odontopterygia, Pelecanidae, Phaethontes, Steganopodes, Threskiornithidae, Torotix

Subtaxa: Protoplotus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore