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Morus vagabundus Wetmore 1930 (gannet)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes - Sulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105697

Alternative combination: Moris vagabundus

Full reference: A. Wetmore. 1930. Fossil bird remains from the Temblor Formation near Bakersfield, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 19(8):85-93

Belongs to Morus according to L. Miller 1961

Sister taxa: Moris reyana, Morus atlanticus, Morus avitus, Morus bassanus, Morus capensis, Morus humeralis, Morus lompocanus, Morus loxostylus, Morus magnus, Morus peninsularis, Morus peruvianus, Morus poolensis, Morus recentior, Morus reyanus, Morus serrator

Type specimen: UCMP 31062, a limb element (extreme distal end of a right humerus). Its type locality is Sharktooth Hill Bonebed, which is in a Langhian terrestrial siltstone in the Temblor Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore