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Perplexicervix Mayr 2010 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 206142

Full reference: G. Mayr. 2010. A new avian species with tubercle-bearing cervical vertebrae from the Middle Eocene of Messel (Germany). Records of the Australian Museum 62:21-28

Parent taxon: Neognathae according to G. Mayr 2010

Sister taxa: Alciformes, Anas benedeni, Anas creccoides, Eurolimnornithiformes, Gracilitarsidae, Neoaves, Odontoanserae, Pangalloanserae, Pelagornithidae, Scandiavis, Vastanavis

Subtaxa: Perplexicervix microcephalon

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Type: Perplexicervix microcephalon

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore