pelican

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Related to Pelecanus: Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, Pelecanus onocrotalus, Phalacrocorax

pelican

large aquatic piscivorous birds with large bills and commodious sub-bill pouches, and white or gray plumage. Belong to the genus Pelecanus in the family Pelecanidae.
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Protected by being buried in fine-grained limestone, it includes most beak bones, plus parts of the skull and neck, and strongly resembles the modern great white pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus.
bones Aechmophorus occidentalislclarki 3 Podilymbus podiceps 11 Podiceps parvus 4 Pelecanus, cf.
nigricollis Brehm, eared grebe I R Podilymbus podiceps (Linnaeus), I C pied-billed grebe Order Procellariiformes (tube-nosed swimmers) Family Hydrobatidae (storm- I R petrels) Oceanodroma castro (Harcourt), I R band-rumped storm-petrel Order Pelecaniformes (totipalmate swimmers) Family Sulidae (boobies and gannets) Morus bassanus (Linnaeus), I R northern gannet Family Pelecanidae (pelicans) Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Gmelin, I R American white pelican P.