Miocepphus mergulellus Wijnker and Olson 2009 (auk)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Panalcidae

Full reference: E. Wijnker and S. L. Olson. 2009. A revision of the fossil genus Miocepphus and other Miocene Alcidae (Aves: Charadriiformes) of the western North Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 7(4):471-487

Belongs to Miocepphus according to E. Wijnker and S. L. Olson 2009

Sister taxa: Miocepphus blowi, Miocepphus bohaskai, Miocepphus mcclungi

Type specimen: USNM 448912, a limb element (right humerus). 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

Distribution: found only at Lee Creek Mine, Yorktown Formation

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