Microcarbo Bonaparte 1856 (cormorant)

Aves - Suliformes - Phalacrocoracidae

Alternative spelling: Phalacrocorax (Microcarbo)

Synonym: Hydrocorax Vieillot 1817 [replaced name]

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

See also del Hoyo et al. 2014 and Hume 2013

Sister taxa: Borvocarbo, Gulosus, Leucocarbo, Leucocarboninae, Limicorallus, Nannopterum, Oligocorax, Paracorax, Phalacrocoracinae, Phalacrocorax, Piscator, Poikilocarbo, Urile, Valenticarbo

Subtaxa: Microcarbo africanus Microcarbo coronatus Microcarbo melanoleucos Microcarbo niger Microcarbo pygmaeus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (1 collection), Madagascar (2), Mauritius (1), New Zealand (3), South Africa (2)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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