Puffinus inceptor Wetmore 1930 (shearwater)

Aves - Procellariiformes - Procellariidae

Full reference: A. Wetmore. 1930. Fossil bird remains from the Temblor Formation near Bakersfield, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 19(8):85-93

Belongs to Puffinus according to H. Howard 1972

See also Lambrecht 1933 and Wetmore 1930

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 kanakoffi, Puffinus lherminieri, Puffinus micraulax, Puffinus mitchelli, Puffinus nativitatis, Puffinus nestori, Puffinus opisthomelas, Puffinus pacificoides, Puffinus parvus, Puffinus priscus, Puffinus puffinus, Puffinus raemdonckii, Puffinus spelaeus, Puffinus tedfordi

Type specimen: CAS 5223, a limb element (distal portion of right humerus). Its type locality is Sharktooth Hill Bonebed, which is in a Langhian terrestrial siltstone in the Temblor Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Sharktooth Hill Bonebed

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