Gavia howardae Brodkorb 1953 (loon)

Aves - Gaviiformes - Gaviidae

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1953. A review of the Pliocene loons. Condor 55(4):211-214

Belongs to Gavia according to S. L. Olson and P. C. Rasmussen 2001

See also Chandler 1990, Howard 1972 and Miller and Bowman 1958

Sister taxa: Gavia adamsii, Gavia arctica, Gavia brodkorbi, Gavia concinna, Gavia egeriana, Gavia fortis, Gavia immer, Gavia pacifica, Gavia pusilla, Gavia stellata

Type specimen: LACM 2111, a limb element (distal left humerus). Its type locality is Reynard Way and Curlew Street, which is in a Piacenzian shallow subtidal sandstone in the San Diego Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Blancan of United States (5: California collections)

• Pliocene of United States (2: California, North Carolina)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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