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Sula figueroae Stucchi et al. 2016 (booby)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Sulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 341565

Full reference: M. Stucchi, R. M. Varas-Malca, and M. Urbina-Schmitt. 2016. New Miocene sulid birds from Peru and considerations on their Neogene fossil record in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 61(2):417-427

Belongs to Sula according to M. Stucchi et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Sula (Sula), Sula arvernensis, Sula brandi, Sula clarki, Sula dactylatra, Sula granti, Sula guano, Sula leucogaster, Sula magna, Sula nebouxii, Sula phosphata, Sula pohli, Sula sula, Sula sulita, Sula universitatis, Sula variegata, Sula willetti

Type specimen: MUSM 2501, a skull. Its type locality is Cerro Colorado (Pisco, Miocene), which is in a Tortonian coastal horizon in the Pisco Formation of Peru.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore