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Falco readi Brodkorb 1959 (falcon)

Reptilia - Falconiformes - Falconidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 290127

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1959. The Pleistocene avifauna of Arredondo, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 4(9):269-291

Belongs to Falco according to P. Brodkorb 1959

Sister taxa: Falco (Hierofalco), Falco altaicus, Falco berigora, Falco cenchroides, Falco cherrug, Falco columbarius, Falco duboisi, Falco eleonorae, Falco falconella, Falco femoralis, Falco melanaetus, Falco mexicanus, Falco naumanni, Falco newtoni, Falco novaeseelandiae, Falco oregonus, Falco peregrinus, Falco pisanus, Falco punctatus, Falco rusticolus, Falco sparverius, Falco subbuteo, Falco swarthi, Falco tinnunculus, Falco vespertinus

Type specimen: UF/PB 1692, a limb element (distal end of left tibiotarsus). Its type locality is Arredondo IIA, which is in a Pleistocene fissure fill horizon in the Wicomico Formation of Florida.

Ecology: volant carnivore