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Pelecanus schreiberi Olson 1999 (pelican)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 83376

Full reference: S. L. Olson. 1999. A new species of pelican (Aves: Pelecanidae) from the Lower Pliocene of North Carolina and Florida. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 112(3):503-509

Belongs to Pelecanus according to S. L. Olson and P. C. Rasmussen 2001

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

Type specimen: USNM 192077, a limb element (right femur). Its type locality is Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation, which is in a Zanclean estuary/bay sandstone in the Yorktown Formation of North Carolina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore