Larus (Larus) pristinus Shufeldt 1915 (gull)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Laridae

Alternative combination: Larus pristinus

Full reference: R. W. Shufeldt. 1915. Fossil birds in the Marsh Collection of Yale University. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 19:1-110

Belongs to Larus (Larus) according to A. Wetmore 1940

See also Lambrecht 1933 and Shufeldt 1915

Sister taxa: Larus (Larus) oregonus, Larus (Larus) robustus

Type specimen: YPM 935, a set of vertebrae. Its type locality is Lower Willow Creek, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial horizon in Oregon.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Lower Willow Creek

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