Puffinus priscus Miller 1961 (shearwater)

Aves - Procellariiformes - Procellariidae

Full reference: L. Miller. 1961. Birds from the Miocene of Sharktooth Hill, California. The Condor 63(5):399-402

Belongs to Puffinus according to H. Howard and L. G. Barnes 1987

See also Howard 1968, Howard 1972 and Miller 1961

Sister taxa: Puffinus assimilis, Puffinus avernensis, Puffinus bailloni, Puffinus barnesi, Puffinus calhouni, Puffinus diatomicus, Puffinus eyermani, Puffinus felthami, Puffinus gavia, Puffinus holeae, Puffinus huttoni, Puffinus inceptor, Puffinus kanakoffi, Puffinus lherminieri, Puffinus micraulax, Puffinus mitchelli, Puffinus nativitatis, Puffinus nestori, Puffinus opisthomelas, Puffinus pacificoides, Puffinus parvus, Puffinus puffinus, Puffinus raemdonckii, Puffinus spelaeus, Puffinus tedfordi

Type specimen: Univ. Calif. Mus. Paleo. No. 58185, a limb element (distal third of a left humerus). Its type locality is Sharktooth Hill (Mitchell Collection), which is in a Langhian estuary/bay sandstone in the Temblor Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Miocene of United States (6: California collections)

Total: 6 collections including 7 occurrences

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