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Nyctanassa violacea Linnaeus 1758 (yellow-crowned night heron)

Reptilia - Natatores - Ardeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 289716

Alternative combinations: Ardea violacea, Nycticorax violaceus

Synonym: Larus vero Shufeldt 1917 (taxon 54115)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Nyctanassa according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxon: Nyctanassa carcinocatactes

Ecology: volant piscivore