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Pterodroma rupinarum Olson 1975 (Saint Helena gadfly petrel)

Reptilia - Procellariiformes - Procellariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 335255

Full reference: S. L. Olson. 1975. Paleornithology of St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 23:1-49

Belongs to Pterodroma according to S. L. Olson 1975

Sister taxa: Pterodroma alba, Pterodroma arminjoniana, Pterodroma axillaris, Pterodroma baraui, Pterodroma brevipes, Pterodroma cahow, Pterodroma cookii, Pterodroma hasitata, Pterodroma heraldica, Pterodroma hypoleuca, Pterodroma imberi, Pterodroma inexpectata, Pterodroma jugabilis, Pterodroma kurodai, Pterodroma lessonii, Pterodroma leucoptera, Pterodroma magentae, Pterodroma nigripennis, Pterodroma phaeopygia, Pterodroma pycrofti

Type specimen: USNM 176594, a skull. Its type locality is Sugarloaf Hill, site 1, which is in a Pleistocene eolian sandstone in Saint Helena.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore