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Phalacrocorax macer Brodkorb 1958 (cormorant)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Phalacrocoracidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 336363

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1958. Fossil birds from Idaho. The Wilson Bulletin 70(3):237-242

Belongs to Phalacrocorax according to P. Brodkorb 1958

Sister taxa: Phalacrocorax anatolicus, Phalacrocorax aristotelis, Phalacrocorax auritus, Phalacrocorax bougainvillii, Phalacrocorax brasilianus, Phalacrocorax capensis, Phalacrocorax capillatus, Phalacrocorax carbo, Phalacrocorax carunculatus, Phalacrocorax chapalensis, Phalacrocorax featherstoni, Phalacrocorax femoralis, Phalacrocorax filyawi, Phalacrocorax fuscescens, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis, Phalacrocorax goletensis, Phalacrocorax idahensis, Phalacrocorax intermedius, Phalacrocorax kennelli, Phalacrocorax leptopus, Phalacrocorax longipes, Phalacrocorax macropus, Phalacrocorax marinavis, Phalacrocorax mediterraneus, Phalacrocorax mongoliensis, Phalacrocorax neglectus, Phalacrocorax nigrogularis, Phalacrocorax novaezealandiae, Phalacrocorax pelagicus, Phalacrocorax penicillatus, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus, Phalacrocorax praecarbo, Phalacrocorax punctatus, Phalacrocorax purpurascens, Phalacrocorax reliquus, Phalacrocorax risgoviensis, Phalacrocorax rogersi, Phalacrocorax sulcirostris, Phalacrocorax varius, Phalacrocorax wetmorei, Stictocarbo kumeyaay

Type specimen: UMMP 33918, a limb element (right carpometacarpus). Its type locality is Hagerman west 1, which is in a Pliocene lacustrine - large horizon in the Hagerman Formation of Idaho.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore