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Eudocimus leiseyi Emslie 1995 (spoonbill)

Reptilia - Natatores - Plataleidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 289977

Full reference: S. D. Emslie. 1995. An early Irvingtonian avifauna from Leisey Shell Pit, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37(10):299-344

Belongs to Eudocimus according to S. D. Emslie 1995

Sister taxa: Eudocimus albus, Eudocimus paganus, Eudocimus peruvianus, Eudocimus ruber

Type specimen: UF 80426, a limb element (left tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is Leisey Shell Pit 1A, which is in an Irvingtonian estuary/bay sandstone/siltstone in the Bermont Formation of Florida.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore