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Osteodontornis orri Howard 1957 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Pseudodontornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 171628

Alternative combination: Pelagornis orri

Full reference: H. Howard. 1957. A gigantic "toothed" marine bird from the Miocene of California. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology Bulletin 1:1-23

Belongs to Osteodontornis according to A. Wetmore 1960

Sister taxon: Pseudodontornis tenuirostris

Type specimen: SBMNH 309, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Tepusquet Creek, which is in a Miocene marine shale/limestone in the Monterey Formation of California.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore