Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Gmelin 1789 (American white pelican)

Aves - Pelecaniformes - Pelecanidae

Alternative combinations: Pelecanus (Cyrtopelicanus) erythrorhynchos, Pelecanus erythrorhynchus

Belongs to Pelecanus according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Broughton 2004, Guthrie 2010, Hay 1902, Howard 1946, Howard 1955, Howard 1969, Parmalee 1958, Steadman and Mead 2010 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: Pelecanus (Cyrtopelicanus), Pelecanus cadimurka, Pelecanus cautleyi, Pelecanus conspicillatus, Pelecanus crispus, Pelecanus fraasi, Pelecanus gracilis, Pelecanus grandiceps, Pelecanus halieus, Pelecanus intermedius, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus odessanus, Pelecanus proavus, Pelecanus rufescens, Pelecanus schreiberi, Pelecanus sivalensis, Pelecanus thagus, Pelecanus tirarensis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Mexico (2 collections), United States (12: California, Florida, Illinois, Oregon)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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