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Plotopterum joaquinensis Howard 1969 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Plotopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 99557

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

Belongs to Plotopterum according to S. L. Olson and Y. Hasegawa 1996

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: LACM no. 8927, a limb element (upper end of left coracoid). Its type locality is Pyramid Hill Sand Member grit zone, which is in a Chattian marine sandstone in the Jewett Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore