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Pellornis mikkelseni Bertelli et al. 2011 (bird)

Reptilia - Gruiformes - Messelornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 241463

Full reference: S. Bertelli, L. M. Chiappe, and G. Mayr. 2011. A new Messel rail from the Early Eocene Fur Formation of Denmark (Aves, Messelornithidae). Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 9(4):551-562

Belongs to Pellornis according to S. Bertelli et al. 2011

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MGUH 29278, a partial skeleton (incomplete skeleton with plumage remains, wing, pectoral girdle, left femur, left tibiotarsus, and vertebrae). Its type locality is Northeast of Sundby, which is in a Ypresian deep subtidal siltstone in the Fur Formation of Denmark.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore