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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Genus: Hydrotherikornis
A. H. Miller. 1931
H. oregonus
Binomial name
Hydrotherikornis oregonus
A. H. Miller. 1931

Hydrotherikornis oregonus is an extinct species of auk. The fossil specimen was found near Coos Bay on the Oregon coast. It was found in 1926 and published in 1931. The distal tibiotarsus late Eocone fossil is one of the earliest examples of pan-Alcidae in North American.[1] [2] [3]


  1. ^ Schreiber, E. A.; Burger, Joanna (16 August 2001). Biology of Marine Birds. CRC Press. pp. 26–27. ISBN 978-1-4200-3630-5.
  2. ^ Mayr, Gerald (21 April 2009). Paleogene Fossil Birds. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 88. ISBN 978-3-540-89628-9.
  3. ^ Orr, Elizabeth L.; Orr, William N. (2009). Oregon fossils (2nd ed.). Corvallis: Oregon State University Press. p. 148. ISBN 9780870715730.
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