Stercorarius Brisson 1760 (skua)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae

Synonyms: Catharacta BrĂ¼nnich 1764, Lestris Temminck 1815

Parent taxon: Stercorariidae according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

See also Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Dyke and Walker 2005, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Sepkoski 2002, Smith 2011 and Warheit 2002

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Catharacta chilensis Stercorarius antarcticus Stercorarius longicaudus Stercorarius maccormicki Stercorarius parasiticus Stercorarius pomarinus Stercorarius shufeldti Stercorarius skua

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antarctica (3 collections), Australia (1), New Zealand (4), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: California, Oregon), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

Total: 14 collections including 17 occurrences

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