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Leptoptilos robustus Meijer and Awe Due 2010 (stork)

Reptilia - Ciconiiformes - Ciconiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 179075

Full reference: H. J. M. Meijer and R. Awe Due. 2010. A new species of giant marabou stork (Aves: Ciconiiformes) from the Pleistocene of Liang Bua, Flores (Indonesia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160(4):707-724

Belongs to Leptoptilos according to H. J. M. Meijer et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Leptoptilos dubius, Leptoptilos falconeri, Leptoptilos patagonicus, Leptoptilos pliocenicus, Leptoptilos siwalicensis, Leptoptilos titan, Leptoptilus arvernensis

Type specimen: LBA-XI-01, 02, 03, and 04, a partial skeleton (associated partial skeleton with wing and leg bones). Its type locality is Liang Bua Sector XI, Spits 43-47, which is in a Pleistocene cave siltstone in Indonesia.

Ecology: volant carnivore