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†order Patagopterygiformes Alvarenga and Bonaparte 1992 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 137429

Full reference: H. M. F. Alvarenga and J. F. Bonaparte. 1992. A new flightless landbird from the Cretaceous of Patagonia. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Science Series 36:51-64

Parent taxon: Palaeognathae according to H. M. F. Alvarenga and J. F. Bonaparte 1992

Sister taxa: Ambiortiformes, Crypturi, Eremopezidae, Lithornidae, Palaeocursornithiformes, Palaeotididae, Ratitae, Remiornithiformes, Rheiformes

Subtaxa: Patagopterygidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore