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Phoenicopterus copei Shufeldt 1891 (flamingo)

Reptilia - Ciconiiformes - Phoenicopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 335545

Full reference: R. W. Shufeldt. 1891. Fossil birds from the Equus Beds of Oregon. American Naturalist 25:818-821

Belongs to Phoenicopterus according to P. Brodkorb and A. R. Phillips 1973

Sister taxa: Phoenicopterus croizeti, Phoenicopterus floridanus, Phoenicopterus minutus, Phoenicopterus novaehollandiae, Phoenicopterus roseus, Phoenicopterus ruber, Phoenicopterus stocki

Type specimen: Its type locality is Silver Lake, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Oregon

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore