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Ramphastosula Stucchi and Urbina 2004 (booby)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Sulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 87501

Full reference: M. Stucchi and M. Urbina. 2004. Ramphastosula (aves, Sulidae): a new genus from the early Pliocene of the Pisco Formation, Peru. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24(4):974-978

Parent taxon: Sulidae according to M. Stucchi et al. 2016

Sister taxa: Empheresula, Eostega, Masillastega, Microsula, Miosula, Morus, Paleosula, Papasula, Prophalacrocorax, Sarmatosula, Sula

Subtaxa: Ramphastosula aguierrei, Ramphastosula ramirezi

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore