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Gavia fortis Olson and Rasmussen 2001 (loon)

Reptilia - Gaviiformes - Gaviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83340

Full reference: S. L. Olson and P. C. Rasmussen. 2001. Miocene and Pliocene birds from the Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 90:233-365

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

Sister taxa: Gavia arctica, Gavia brodkorbi, Gavia concinna, Gavia egeriana, Gavia howardae, Gavia immer, Gavia pacifica, Gavia pusilla, Gavia stellata

Type specimen: USNM 252432. 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