ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Pelagornis sandersi Ksepka 2014 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 299196

Full reference: D. T. Ksepka. 2014. Flight performance of the largest volant bird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Belongs to Pelagornis according to D. T. Ksepka 2014

Sister taxa: Pelagornis chilensis, Pelagornis longirostris, Pelagornis mauretanicus, Pelagornis miocaenus, Pelagornis stirtoni, Tympanonesiotes wetmorei

Type specimen: ChM PV4768, a partial skeleton (cranium and right mandibular ramus, partial furcula, right scapula, right humerus lacking distal end, proximal and distal ends of the right radius, frag- ments ). Its type locality is Charleston International Airport, which is in a Chattian coastal horizon in the Chandler Bridge Formation of South Carolina.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore