Plotopterum joaquinensis Howard 1969 (bird)

Aves - Suliformes - Plotopteridae

Full reference: H. Howard. 1969. A new avian fossil from Kern County, California. The Condor 71(1):68-69

Belongs to Plotopterum according to S. L. Olson and Y. Hasegawa 1996

See also Goedert and Cornish 2002, Howard 1969, Howard 1972, Kaiser et al. 2015, Olson 1985 and Sakurai et al. 2008

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: LACM no. 8927, a limb element (upper end of left coracoid). Its type locality is Pyramid Hill Sand Member grit zone, which is in a Chattian marine sandstone in the Jewett Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Pyramid Hill Sand Member grit zone

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