Amphicyonidae.png

Sulidae

Gannets & Boobies

1

Number of resurrected species:

Family

Order

Class

Sulidae

Suliformes

Aves

North America, Eurasia & Africa.png
Middle Eocene - Middle Pliocene.png

Description

Gannets and Boobies are medium to large-sized seabirds of mostly coastal regions that typically feed on fish by plunge-diving. They haven't changed much compared to their extinct relatives, of which the oldest date from the Eocene of Europe.

Distribution & Fossil evidence

During the Eocene, the family lived in Europe with several genuses known to science. Some of of these species, like Masillastega, lived in inland freshwater environments instead of coastal regions. During the Miocene, the family spread Asia and the Americas.

Species

The family consists of several extinct and still extant species of Gannets and Boobies.