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Larus pristinus Shufeldt 1915 (gull)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Laridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 335113

Full reference: R. W. Shufeldt. 1915. Fossil birds in the Marsh Collection of Yale University. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 19:1-110

Belongs to Larus according to R. W. Shufeldt 1915

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 perpetuus, Larus robustus, Larus utunui

Type specimen: YPM 935, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Lower Willow Creek, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial horizon in Oregon.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore