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Gargantuavis philoinos Buffetaut and Le Loeuff 1998 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithothoraces

PaleoDB taxon number: 65146

Full reference: E. Buffetaut and J. Le Loeuff. 1998. A new giant ground bird from the Upper Cretaceous of southern France. Journal of the Geological Society, London 155:1-4

Belongs to Gargantuavis according to K. Padian 2004

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MDE C3-525, a set of postcrania (synsacrum with parts of the pelvis). Its type locality is Bellevue, locality C3 (C III), which is in a Campanian fluvial marl/conglomerate in the Marnes Rouges Inférieures Formation of France.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore