Haematopus ostralegus Linnaeus 1758 (Eurasian oystercatcher)

Aves - Charadriiformes - Haematopodidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Haematopus according to M. Pavia et al. 2018

See also Clements et al. 2017, Olson and Rasmussen 2001, Warheit 2002 and Worthy 1998

Sister taxa: Haematopus finschi, Haematopus moquini, Haematopus palliatus, Haematopus unicolor

Type specimen: 1

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Quaternary of Italy (1 collection), New Zealand (2)

• Pliocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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