Ardea paloccidentalis Shufeldt 1891 (heron)

Aves - Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae

Full reference: R. W. Shufeldt. 1891. Fossil birds from the Equus Beds of Oregon. American Naturalist 25:818-821

Belongs to Ardea according to H. Howard 1972

See also Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Shufeldt 1891 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: Ardea alba, Ardea aurelianensis, Ardea brachyrhyncha, Ardea brunhuberi, Ardea cinerea, Ardea cocoi, Ardea effosa, Ardea formosa, Ardea goliath, Ardea herodias, Ardea humbloti, Ardea insignis, Ardea intermedia, Ardea latipes, Ardea lignitum, Ardea melanocephala, Ardea modesta, Ardea pacifica, Ardea perplexa, Ardea piveteaui, Ardea plumifera, Ardea polkensis, Ardea purpurea, Ardea sumatrana

Type specimen: Its type locality is Silver Lake, which is in a Pleistocene terrestrial horizon in Oregon

Ecology: volant piscivore

Distribution: found only at Silver Lake

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