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Tonsala Olson 1980 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Plotopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39684

Full reference: S. L. Olson. 1980. A new genus of penguin-like pelecaniform bird from the Oligocene of Washington (Pelecaniformes: Plotopteridae). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Contributions in Science 330:51-57

Parent taxon: Tonsalinae according to G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert 2018

Sister taxa: Copepteryx, Hokkaidornis, Klallamornis, Olympidytes

Subtaxa: Tonsala buchanani, Tonsala hildegardae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore