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Apatornis Marsh 1873 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 36623

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1873. On a new sub-class of fossil birds (Odontornithes). American Journal of Science and Arts 5(2):161-162

Parent taxon: Ornithurae according to J. A. Clarke 2004

Sister taxa: Archaeovolans, Carinatae, Cerebavis, Changzuiornis, Chaoyangiformes, Chaoyangornithiformes, Dromaeognathae, Gobipterygiformes, Guildavis, Hesperornithiformes, Iaceornis, Ichthyornis, Kuszholia, Liaoningornithiformes, Limenavis, Lithornis, Neornithes, Odontoholcae, Odontoholomorphae, Qinornis, Tingmiatornis, Yanornithiformes, Yixianornithiformes

Subtaxa: Apatornis celer, Apatornis retustus

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore