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Australornis Mayr and Scofield 2014 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 287998

Full reference: G. Mayr and R. P. Scofield. 2014. First diagnosable non-sphenisciform bird from the early Paleocene of New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 44(1):48-56

Parent taxon: Vegaviidae according to F. L. Agnolín et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Maaqwi, Neogaeornis, Polarornis, Vegavis

Subtaxa: Australornis lovei

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Type: Australornis lovei

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore