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Telmatornis priscus Marsh 1870 (shorebird)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 119225

Synonyms: Graculavus pumilus Marsh 1872 [objective synonym] (no. 118787), Palaeotringa vetus Marsh 1870 (no. 119224), Telmatornis affinis Marsh 1870 (no. 119226)

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 Telmatornis according to S. Hope 2002

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Telmatornis priscus: YPM 840, a limb element (distal end of right humerus). Its type locality is Cream Ridge Marl Company pit (Hornerstbown Fm.), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Graculavus pumilus: YPM 850, a set of postcrania.
  • Palaeotringa vetus: Its type locality is Arneytown, which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Telmatornis affinis: YPM 845, a limb element (distal end of right humerus). Its type locality is Cream Ridge Marl Company pit (Hornerstbown Fm.), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore