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Mopsitta tanta Waterhouse et al. 2008 (parrot)

Reptilia - Psittaciformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 136457

Full reference: D. M. Waterhouse, B. E. K. Lindow, N. V. Zelenkov and G. J. Dyke. 2008. Two new parrots (Psittaciformes) from the Lower Eocene Fur Formation of Denmark. Palaeontology 51(3):575-582

Belongs to Mopsitta according to D. M. Waterhouse et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: FU 110 ⁄ 139, a limb element (slightly crushed right humerus). Its type locality is Fur Formation, which is in a Ypresian offshore diatomite in the Fur Formation of Denmark.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore