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Burhinus lucorum Bickart 1981 (thick-knee)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Burhinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 134847

Full reference: K. J. Bickart. 1981. A new thick-knee, Burhinus, from the Miocene of Nebraska, with comments on the habitat requirements of the Burhinidae (Aves: Charadriiformes). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 1(3/4):273-277

Belongs to Burhinus according to K. J. Bickart 1981

Sister taxa: Burhinus bistriatus, Burhinus capensis, Burhinus nanus, Burhinus superciliaris

Type specimen: F:AM 10215, a limb element (right humerus). Its type locality is Thomson Quarry, which is in a Hemingfordian terrestrial horizon in the Sheep Creek Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore