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Aquila bivia Emslie and Czaplewski 1999 (golden eagle)

Reptilia - Falconiformes - Accipitridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 289750

Full reference: S. D. Emslie and N. J. Czaplewski. 1999. Two new fossil eagles from the late Pliocene (late Blancan) of Florida and Arizona and their biogeographic implications. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 89:185-198

Belongs to Aquila according to S. D. Emslie and N. J. Czaplewski 1999

Sister taxa: Aquila chrysaetos, Aquila corroyi, Aquila danana, Aquila dananus, Aquila delphinensis, Aquila pennatoides, Aquila pliogryps, Aquila sodalis

Type specimen: UF 30015, a limb element (right carpometacarpus). Its type locality is Inglis IA, which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in Florida.

Ecology: volant carnivore