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Juncitarsus gracillimus Olson and Feduccia 1980 (flamingo)

Reptilia - Ciconiiformes - Phoenicopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 170996

Full reference: S. L. Olson and A. Feduccia. 1980. Relationships and evolution of flamingos (Aves: Phoenicopteridae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 316:1-73

Belongs to Juncitarsus according to S. L. Olson and A. Feduccia 1980

Sister taxon: Juncitarsus merkeli

Type specimen: USNM 244318, a limb element (left tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is low buttes, northeast of Twin Buttes, which is in an Eocene terrestrial siliciclastic/sandstone in the Bridger Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore