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Pelecanus halieus Wetmore 1933 (pelican)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 336380

Alternative combination: Pelecanus (Cyrtopelicanus) halieus

Full reference: A. Wetmore. 1933. Pliocene bird remains from Idaho. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 87(20):1-12

Belongs to Pelecanus according to A. Wetmore 1933

Sister taxa: Pelecanus (Cyrtopelicanus), Pelecanus cadimurka, Pelecanus cautleyi, Pelecanus conspicillatus, Pelecanus crispus, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, Pelecanus fraasi, Pelecanus gracilis, Pelecanus grandiceps, Pelecanus intermedius, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus odessanus, Pelecanus proavus, Pelecanus rufescens, Pelecanus schreiberi, Pelecanus sivalensis, Pelecanus thagus, Pelecanus tirarensis

Type specimen: USNM 12233, a limb element (radius). Its type locality is Hagerman west 1, which is in a Pliocene lacustrine - large horizon in the Hagerman Formation of Idaho.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore