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Morus peruvianus Stucchi 2003 (gannet)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Sulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 316536

Full reference: M. Stucchi. 2003. Los Piqueros (Aves: Sulidae) de la Formacion Pisco, Peru. Boletin de la Sociedad Geologica de Peru 95:75-91

Belongs to Morus according to M. Stucchi 2003

Sister taxa: Moris reyana, Morus atlanticus, Morus avitus, Morus bassanus, Morus capensis, Morus humeralis, Morus lompocanus, Morus loxostylus, Morus magnus, Morus peninsularis, Morus poolensis, Morus recentior, Morus reyanus, Morus serrator, Morus vagabundus

Type specimen: MUSM 176, a set of limb elements. Its type locality is Sud Sacaco, Montemar, which is in a Messinian paralic siltstone in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore