Plesiocathartes Gaillard 1908 (bird)

Aves - Leptosomiformes

Full reference: C. Gaillard. 1908. Les oiseaux des phosphorites du Quercy [The birds from the Quercy phosphorites]. Annales de l'Université de Lyon, nouvelle séries. 1. Sciences, Médecine 23:1-178

Parent taxon: Leptosomiformes according to G. Mayr and T. Smith 2019

See also Carroll 1988, Gaillard 1908 and Lambrecht 1933

Sister taxon: Leptosomidae

Subtaxa: Plesiocathartes europaeus Plesiocathartes kelleri

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Type: Plesiocathartes europaeus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene to Oligocene of France (1 collection)

• Eocene of Belgium (1), Germany (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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