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Caracara creightoni Brodkorb 1959 (Creighton's caracara)

Reptilia - Falconiformes - Falconidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 290140

Alternative combination: Polyborus creightoni

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1959. Pleistocene birds from New Providence Island, Bahamas. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 4(11):349-371

Belongs to Caracara according to J. A. Oswald and D. W. Steadman 2018

Sister taxa: Caracara cheriway, Caracara plancus, Polyborus latebrosus, Polyborus plancus

Type specimen: UF 3153, a limb element (left carpometacarpus). Its type locality is Banana Hole (UF collection), which is in a Pleistocene/Holocene sinkhole limestone in the Bahamas.

Ecology: volant carnivore