Pachyptila Illiger 1811 (prion)

Aves - Procellariiformes - Procellariidae

Invalid subtaxa: Prion Lacepede 1801 [replaced name], Pseudoprion Coues 1866

Full reference: C. Illiger. 1811. Prodromus Systematis Mammalium et Avium

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

See also Baird 1992, Carroll 1988, Olson 1985, Olson 1985 and Olson and Rasmussen 2001

Sister taxa: Aphrodroma, Ardenna, Argyrodyptes, Bulweria, Calonectris, Daption, Eopuffinus, Fulmarinae, Fulmarus, Halobaena, Hydrornis, Macronectes, Oestrelata, Pachyptilinae, Pagodroma, Pelecanoides, Procellaria, Procellariinae, Pseudobulweria, Pterodroma, Pterodromoides, Puffinus, Thalassoica

Subtaxa: Pachyptila crassirostris Pachyptila desolata Pachyptila salax Pachyptila salvini Pachyptila turtur Pachyptila vittata

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Australia (5 collections), Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1), New Zealand (9)

• Pliocene of South Africa (4), United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 20 collections including 31 occurrences

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