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Tsidiiyazhi abini Ksepka et al. 2017 (bird)

Reptilia - Sandcoleiformes - Sandcoleidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 356984

Full reference: D. T. Ksepka, T. A. Stidham, and T. E. Williamson. 2017. Early Paleocene landbird supports rapid phylogenetic and morphological diversification of crown birds after the KPg mass extinction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(30):8047-8052

Belongs to Tsidiiyazhi according to D. T. Ksepka et al. 2017

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NMMNH P-54128, a partial skeleton (cranial+fore and hind limb elements). Its type locality is NMMNH L-6898, which is in a Torrejonian terrestrial siltstone in the Nacimiento Formation of New Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore