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Pelecanus grandiceps De Vis 1905 (pelican)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 336471

Full reference: C. W. De Vis. 1905. A contribution to the knowledge of the extinct avifauna of Australia. Annals of the Queensland Museum 6:3-25

Belongs to Pelecanus according to C. W. De Vis 1905

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Lower Cooper River, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Australia

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore