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Podiceps auritus Linnaeus 1758 (horned grebe)

Reptilia - Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83343

Alternative combinations: Colymbus (Dytes) auritus, Colymbus auritus

Synonyms: Fulica pisana Portis 1887 (no. 146116), Pliodytes lanquisti Brodkorb 1953 (no. 146112), Podiceps howardae Storer 2001 (no. 83336), Podiceps pisanus Portis 1887 (no. 336374)

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 Podiceps according to J. F. Clements et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Podiceps arndti, Podiceps cristatus, Podiceps discors, Podiceps dixi, Podiceps grisegena, Podiceps nigricollis, Podiceps parvus, Podiceps sociatus, Podiceps subparvus

Subtaxa: Podiceps auritus cornutus

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Type specimens:

  • Podiceps auritus: 1
  • Fulica pisana: Its type locality is Orciano Pisano, which is in a Piacenzian open shallow subtidal mudstone in Italy.
  • Pliodytes lanquisti: UF/PB 299, a limb element (right coracoid).
  • Podiceps howardae: USNM 252314.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore