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Psilopterus Moreno and Mercerat 1891 (bird)

Reptilia - Cariamae - Psilopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39469

Synonyms: Pelecyornis Ameghino 1891 (no. 53581), Staphylornis Mercerat 1897 (no. 181163)

Full reference: F. P. Moreno and A. Mercerat. 1891. Catalogue des Oiseaux Fossiles de la Republique Argentine conserves au Musee de la Plata. Anales del Museo de la Plata 1:1-71

Parent taxon: Psilopterinae according to H. M. F. Alvarenga and E. Holfing 2003

Sister taxa: Paleopsilopterus, Procariama

Subtaxa: Pelecyornis minutus, Pelecyornis pueyrredonensis, Pelecyornis tenuirostris, Psilopterus affinis, Psilopterus bachmanni, Psilopterus colzecus, Psilopterus lemoinei, Staphylornis erithaeus, Staphylornis princeps

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore