PaleoDB taxon number: 206143
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
Sister taxa: none
Type specimen: SMF-ME 11211a+b, a skeleton (partially dissociated skeleton lacking the left leg). Its type locality is Messel, which is in a MP 11 lacustrine shale in the Messel Formation of Germany.
Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore