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Ajaja chione Emslie 1995 (spoonbill)

Reptilia - Natatores - Threskiornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 289980

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 Ajaja according to S. D. Emslie 1995

Sister taxa: Platalea ajaja, Platalea alba, Platalea flavipes, Platalea leucorodia, Platalea minor, Platalea regia, Platalea subtenuis

Type specimen: UF 82996, a limb element (right distal tibiotarsus). Its type locality is Leisey Shell Pit 1A, which is in an Irvingtonian estuary/bay sandstone/siltstone in the Bermont Formation of Florida.

Ecology: volant carnivore