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Ardea cinerea Linnaeus 1758 (gray heron)

Reptilia - Natatores - Ardeidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83488

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Ardea according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Ardea alba, Ardea aurelianensis, Ardea brachyrhyncha, Ardea brunhuberi, Ardea cocoi, Ardea effosa, Ardea formosa, Ardea goliath, Ardea herodias, Ardea humbloti, Ardea insignis, Ardea intermedia, Ardea latipes, Ardea lignitum, Ardea melanocephala, Ardea modesta, Ardea pacifica, Ardea paloccidentalis, Ardea perplexa, Ardea piveteaui, Ardea plumifera, Ardea polkensis, Ardea purpurea, Ardea sumatrana

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: volant piscivore