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Aethia barnesi Smith 2014 (auklet)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Panalcidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 293812

Full reference: N. A. Smith. 2014. The fossil record and phylogeny of the auklets (Pan-Alcidae, Aethiini). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 12(2):217-236

Belongs to Aethia according to N. A. Smith 2014

Sister taxa: Aethia cristatella, Aethia psittacula, Aethia pusilla, Aethia pygmaea, Aethia rossmoori, Aethia storeri

Type specimen: LACM 107031, a limb element (partial right humerus missing the proximal end). Its type locality is Lawrence Canyon 5, which is in a Tortonian estuary/bay sandstone in the San Mateo Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore