Morus Vieillot 1816 (gannet)

Aves - Suliformes - Sulidae

Alternative spelling: Moris

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

See also Brodkorb 1955, Carroll 1988, Chandler 1990, Hastings and Dooley 2017, Howard 1936, Howard 1958, Howard 1968, Howard 1972, Howard 1978, Lambrecht 1933, Olson 1985, Olson and Rasmussen 2001 and Stucchi 2003

Sister taxa: Empheresula, Eostega, Masillastega, Microsula, Miosula, Paleosula, Papasula, Prophalacrocorax, Ramphastosula, Sarmatosula, Sula

Subtaxa: Moris reyana Morus atlanticus Morus avitus Morus bassanus Morus capensis Morus humeralis Morus lompocanus Morus loxostylus Morus magnus Morus peninsularis Morus peruvianus Morus recentior Morus reyanus Morus serrator Morus vagabundus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (1 collection), New Zealand (1), South Africa (3), the United Kingdom (9), United States (10: California, Florida, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (4: California)

• Pliocene of United States (4: California, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Mexico (4), Peru (1), Romania (1), United States (17: California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 55 collections including 65 occurrences

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