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Palaeophasianus meleagroides Shufeldt 1913 (limpkin)

Reptilia - Gruiformes - Aramidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 105758

Belongs to Palaeophasianus according to R. W. Shufeldt 1913

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: AMNH No. 5128, a set of limb elements (distal end of left tibiotarsus, proximal and distal ends of left tarsometatarsus, and broken pieces of long bones). Its type locality is East of Dry Camp 2 (AMNH), which is in a Wasatchian fluvial-lacustrine horizon in the Willwood Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore