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Presbyornis isoni Olson 1994 (waterfowl)

Reptilia - Anseriformes - Presbyornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 134345

Full reference: S. L. Olson. 1994. A giant Presbyornis (Aves: Anseriformes) and other birds from the Paleocene Aquia Formation of Maryland and Virginia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 107(3):429-435

Belongs to Presbyornis according to E. N. Kurochkin et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Presbyornis mongoliensis, Presbyornis pervetus, Presbyornis recurvirostrus

Type specimen: USNM 29416, a limb element (left humerus). Its type locality is Liverpool Point, which is in a Paleocene marine horizon in the Aquia Formation of Maryland.

Ecology: volant herbivore