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Apatornis celer Marsh 1873 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 118781

Alternative combination: Ichthyornis celer

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1873. Notice of a new Species of Ichthyornis . American Journal of Science and Arts 5(1):74

Belongs to Apatornis according to M. T. Carrano 2017

Sister taxon: Apatornis retustus

Type specimen: YPM 1451, a set of postcrania (synsacrum). Its type locality is Butte Creek, which is in a Coniacian/Santonian carbonate chalk in the Niobrara Formation of Kansas.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore