Alca Linnaeus 1758 (auk)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Panalcidae

Synonym: Australca Brodkorb 1955

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

See also Brodkorb 1955, Carroll 1988, del Hoyo et al. 2014, Dyke and Walker 2005, Howard 1968, Lambrecht 1933, Martin et al. 2000, Olson 1985, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Smith 2011, Smith and Clarke 2011 and Wijnker and Olson 2009

Sister taxa: Aethiinae, Alcinae, Alle, Cepphus, Cerorhinca, Fratercula, Fraterculinae, Mancallinae, Miocepphus, Nautilornithinae, Petralcinae, Plautus, Synthliboramphus, Uria

Subtaxa: Alca ausonia Alca carolinensis Alca grandis Alca minor Alca olsoni Alca stewarti Alca torda

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Finland (1 collection), Norway (1), the United Kingdom (5), United States (2: Florida, Maine)

• Pliocene of Belgium (2), Italy (1), the Netherlands (1), Spain (1), United States (2: North Carolina)

• Miocene of United States (6: California, Florida, Maryland, Virginia)

Total: 22 collections including 29 occurrences

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