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Phalacrocorax filyawi Emslie 1995 (cormorant)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Phalacrocoracidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 289986

Full reference: S. D. Emslie. 1995. A catastrophic death assemblage of a new species of cormorant and other sea birds from the late Pliocene of Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15(2):313-330

Belongs to Phalacrocorax according to S. D. Emslie 1995

Sister taxa: Phalacrocorax anatolicus, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Phalacrocorax auritus, Phalacrocorax bougainvillii, Phalacrocorax brasilianus, Phalacrocorax capensis, Phalacrocorax capillatus, Phalacrocorax carbo, Phalacrocorax carunculatus, Phalacrocorax chapalensis, Phalacrocorax featherstoni, Phalacrocorax femoralis, Phalacrocorax goletensis, Phalacrocorax idahensis, Phalacrocorax intermedius, Phalacrocorax kennelli, Phalacrocorax leptopus, Phalacrocorax longipes, Phalacrocorax macer, Phalacrocorax macropus, Phalacrocorax marinavis, Phalacrocorax mediterraneus, Phalacrocorax mongoliensis, Phalacrocorax neglectus, Phalacrocorax novaezealandiae, Phalacrocorax pelagicus, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus, Phalacrocorax praecarbo, Phalacrocorax punctatus, Phalacrocorax purpurascens, Phalacrocorax reliquus, Phalacrocorax risgoviensis, Phalacrocorax rogersi, Phalacrocorax varius, Phalacrocorax wetmorei, Stictocarbo kumeyaay

Type specimen: UF 129070, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Richardson Road Shell Mine, which is in a Piacenzian lagoonal mixed carbonate-siliciclastic in the Tamiami Formation of Florida.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore