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†family Messelornithidae (bird)

Reptilia - Gruiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 105809

Parent taxon: Gruiformes according to S. Bertelli et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Anisolornis, Aramidae, Asiavis, Eurypygae, Grues, Gruidae, Heliornithidae, Horezmavis, Psophiidae, Rallidae

Subtaxa: Itardiornis, Messelornis, Pellornis, Walbeckornis

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Type: Messelornis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore