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Larus perpetuus Emslie 1995 (gull)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Laridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 289987

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 Larus according to S. D. Emslie 1995

Sister taxa: Larus argentatus, Larus cachinnans, Larus californicus, Larus canus, Larus delawarensis, Larus dolnicensis, Larus dominicanus, Larus elmorei, Larus fuscus, Larus glaucescens, Larus hyperboreus, Larus lacus, Larus marinus, Larus oregonus, Larus pristinus, Larus robustus, Larus utunui

Type specimen: UF 124610, a limb element (right humerus). 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