Pachyptila salax Olson 1985 (prion)

Aves - Procellariiformes - Procellariidae

Full reference: S. L. Olson. 1985. An early Pliocene marine avifauna from Duinefontein, Cape Province, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 95(4):147-164

Belongs to Pachyptila according to S. L. Olson 1985

Sister taxa: Pachyptila crassirostris, Pachyptila desolata, Pachyptila salvini, Pachyptila turtur, Pachyptila vittata

Type specimen: L25187, a limb element (left humerus). Its type locality is Langebaanweg, QSM, which is in a Zanclean fluvial sandstone in the Varswater Formation of South Africa.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Pliocene of South Africa (4 collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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