Cygnus paloregonus Cope 1878 (swan)

Aves - Anseriformes - Anatidae

Alternative combinations: Cygnus (Clangocycnus) paloregonus, Olor paloregonus, Sthenelides paloregonus

Synonyms: Cygnus (Clangocycnus) matthewi Shufeldt 1913, Cygnus matthewi Shufeldt 1913, Olor paleocygnus Lindgren 1900

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1878. Descriptions of new extinct Vertebrata from the Upper Tertiary and Dakota Formations. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4(2):379-396

Belongs to Cygnus according to H. Howard 1972

See also Brodkorb 1964, Hay 1902, Howard 1946, Lambrecht 1933 and Wetmore 1940

Sister taxa: Cygnus (Clangocycnus), Cygnus (Olor), Cygnus atratus, Cygnus bilinicus, Cygnus buccinator, Cygnus columbianus, Cygnus csakvarensis, Cygnus cygnus, Cygnus equitum, Cygnus falconeri, Cygnus herenthalsi, Cygnus hibbardi, Cygnus melancoryphus, Cygnus olor, Cygnus pristinus, Cygnus sumnerensis

Ecology: volant folivore-granivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Oregon collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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