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Laornis edvardsianus Marsh 1870 (shorebird)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Graculavidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 118795

Alternative combination: Laornis edwardsianus

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1870. Notice of some fossil birds, from the Cretaceous and Tertiary formations of the United States. American Journal of Science and Arts, series 2 49(145):205-217

Belongs to Laornis according to S. L. Olson and D. C. Parris 1987

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: YPM 820, a limb element (tibiotarsus). Its type locality is Pemberton Marl Company pit (Hornerstown), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore