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Patagopteryx Alvarenga and Bonaparte 1992 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 53266

Full reference: H. M. F. Alvarenga and J. F. Bonaparte. 1992. A new flightless landbird from the Cretaceous of Patagonia. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Science Series 36:51-64

Parent taxon: Ornithuromorpha according to M. Wang et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Alamitornis, Ambiortus, Apsaravis, Archaeorhynchus, Bellulia, Changmaornis, Chaoyangia, Dingavis, Eogranivora, Gansus, Gargantuavis, Hollanda, Hongshanornithidae, Iteravis, Jianchangornis, Jiuquanornis, Juehuaornis, Liaoningornis, Ornithurae, Parahesperornis, Piscivoravis, Samrukia, Schizooura, Songlingornithidae, Vorona, Yumenornis, Zhongjianornis

Subtaxa: Patagopteryx deferrariisi

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Type: Patagopteryx deferrariisi

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore