Puffinus pacificoides Olson 1975 (shearwater)

Aves - Procellariiformes - Procellariidae

Alternative combination: Ardenna pacificoides

Full reference: S. L. Olson. 1975. Paleornithology of St. Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 23:1-49

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

See also Jefferson 1991

Sister taxa: Puffinus assimilis, Puffinus avernensis, Puffinus bailloni, Puffinus barnesi, Puffinus calhouni, Puffinus diatomicus, Puffinus eyermani, Puffinus felthami, Puffinus gavia, Puffinus holeae, Puffinus huttoni, Puffinus inceptor, Puffinus kanakoffi, Puffinus lherminieri, Puffinus micraulax, Puffinus mitchelli, Puffinus nativitatis, Puffinus nestori, Puffinus opisthomelas, Puffinus parvus, Puffinus priscus, Puffinus puffinus, Puffinus raemdonckii, Puffinus spelaeus, Puffinus tedfordi

Type specimen: USNM 175963, a limb element (left femur). Its type locality is Sugarloaf Hill, site 1, which is in a Pleistocene eolian sandstone in Saint Helena.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Saint Helena (3 collections)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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