Phoenicopterus copei Shufeldt 1891 (flamingo)

Aves - Phoenicopteriformes - Phoenicopteridae

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

Belongs to Phoenicopterus according to P. Brodkorb and A. R. Phillips 1973

See also Hay 1902, Howard 1946, Howard 1955, Lambrecht 1933, Shufeldt 1891 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: Phoenicopterus chilensis, Phoenicopterus croizeti, Phoenicopterus floridanus, Phoenicopterus minutus, Phoenicopterus novaehollandiae, Phoenicopterus roseus, Phoenicopterus ruber, Phoenicopterus stocki

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

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), United States (5: California, Florida, Oregon)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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