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†family Plotopteridae Howard 1969 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39682

Full reference: H. Howard. 1969. A new avian fossil from Kern County, California. The Condor 71(1):68-69

Parent taxon: Suliformes according to G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert 2018

Sister taxa: Anhingidae, Fregatidae, Mangystania, Phalacrocoracidae, Sulidae

Subtaxa: Phocavis, Plotopterum, Stemec, Tonsalinae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore