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Paleopsilopterus itaboraiensis Alvarenga 1985 (bird)

Reptilia - Cariamae - Psilopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 181132

Full reference: H. Alvarenga. 1985. Um novo Psilopteridae (Aves: Gruiformes) dos sedimentos Terciários de Itaboraí, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Congresso Brasileiro de Paleontologia 8:17-20

Belongs to Paleopsilopterus according to H. M. F. Alvarenga and E. Holfing 2003

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MNRJ-4040-V, a set of limb elements (Proximal portion of the right tarsometatarsus). Its type locality is São José de Itaborai, which is in a Paleocene/Eocene fissure fill marl in Brazil.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore