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Palaelodus aotearoa Worthy et al. 2010 (swimming flamingo)

Reptilia - Ciconiiformes - Palaelodidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 333941

Full reference: T. H. Worthy, A. J. D. Tennyson, M. Archer and R. P. Scofield. 2010. First Record of Palaelodus (Aves: Phoenicopteriformes) from New Zealand. Records of the Australian Museum 62:77-88

Belongs to Palaelodus according to T. H. Worthy et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Palaelodus ambiguus, Palaelodus crassipes, Palaelodus goliath, Palaelodus gracilipes, Palaelodus minutus, Palaelodus steinheimensis

Type specimen: NMNZ S.51799, a limb element (distal right tibiotarsus). Its type locality is HH1b Home Hills Station (H41/f90), which is in an Altonian lacustrine - large sandstone in the Bannockburn Formation of New Zealand.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore