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Miocepphus Wetmore 1940 (auk)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Alcidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39616

Full reference: A. Wetmore. 1940. Fossil Bird Remains from Tertiary Deposits in the United States. Journal of Morphology 66(1):25-37

Parent taxon: Alcidae according to A. K. Hastings and A. C. Dooley 2017

Sister taxa: Aethiinae, Alca, Alcinae, Cepphus, Cerorhinca, Fratercula, Fraterculinae, Mancallinae, Nautilornithinae, Petralcinae, Plautus, Synthliboramphus, Uria

Subtaxa: Miocepphus blowi, Miocepphus bohaskai, Miocepphus mcclungi, Miocepphus mergulellus

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Type: Miocepphus mcclungi

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore