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Cimolopteryx maxima Brodkorb 1963 (shorebird)

Reptilia - Charadriiformes - Cimolopterygidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 141042

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1963. Birds from the Upper Cretaceous of Wyoming. Proceedings of the XIII International Ornithological Congress 55-70

Belongs to Cimolopteryx according to S. Hope 2002

Sister taxon: Cimolopteryx rara

Type specimen: UCMP 53973, a limb element (left coracoid). Its type locality is Bushy Tailed Blowout, which is in a Lancian terrestrial shale in the Lance Formation of Wyoming.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore