Morus atlanticus Shufeldt 1915 (gannet)

Aves - Suliformes - Sulidae

Alternative combinations: Moris atlantica, Morus atlantica, Sula atlantica

Full reference: R. W. Shufeldt. 1915. Fossil birds in the Marsh Collection of Yale University. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 19:1-110

Belongs to Morus according to S. L. Olson and P. C. Rasmussen 2001

See also Wetmore 1926

Sister taxa: Moris reyana, Morus avitus, Morus bassanus, Morus capensis, Morus humeralis, Morus lompocanus, Morus loxostylus, Morus magnus, Morus peninsularis, Morus peruvianus, Morus recentior, Morus reyanus, Morus serrator, Morus vagabundus

Type specimen: YPM 937, a limb element (coracoid)

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina collection)

• Miocene of United States (2: New Jersey, North Carolina)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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