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†family Alexornithidae Brodkorb 1976 (bird)

Reptilia - Alexornithiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 71342

Synonyms: Enantiornithidae (no. 39256), Gobipterygidae Elzanowski 1974 (no. 39253), Zhyraornithidae Nessov 1984 (no. 39259)

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1976. Discovery of a Cretaceous bird, apparently ancestral to the orders Coraciiformes and Piciformes (Aves: Carinatae). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 27:67-73

Parent taxon: Alexornithiformes according to P. Brodkorb 1976

Sister taxon: Catenoleimus

Subtaxa: Abavornis, Alexornis, Explorornis, Incolornis, Kizylkumavis, Lenesornis, Nanantius, Sazavis, Zhyraornis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore