Branta propinqua Shufeldt 1891 (goose)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

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

Belongs to Branta according to H. Howard 1972

See also Brodkorb 1964, Hay 1902, Howard 1946, Lambrecht 1933 and Shufeldt 1891

Sister taxa: Branta bernicla, Branta canadensis, Branta dickeyi, Branta esmeralda, Branta howardae, Branta hutchinsii, Branta hylobadistes, Branta hypsibata, Branta leucopsis, Branta ruficollis, Branta sandvicensis, Branta woolfendeni

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

Ecology: volant folivore-granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Oregon collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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