Megapaloelodus Miller 1944 (swimming flamingo)

Aves - Phoenicopteriformes - Palaelodidae

Full reference: A. H. Miller. 1944. An avifauna from the lower Miocene of South Dakota. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences 27(4):85-100

Parent taxon: Palaelodidae according to P. Brodkorb 1961

See also Carroll 1988, Howard 1955, Miller 1944, Miller 1950, Mourer-Chauviré 2008 and Wetmore 1960

Sister taxon: Palaelodus

Subtaxa: Megapaloelodus connectens Megapaloelodus opsigonus

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Type: Megapaloelodus connectens

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Argentina (1 collection), Germany (1), Mexico (2), United States (5: California, Oregon, South Dakota)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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