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Alexornis Brodkorb 1976 (bird)

Reptilia - Alexornithiformes - Alexornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53320

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1976. Discovery of a Cretaceous bird, apparently ancestral to the orders Coraciiformes and Piciformes (Aves: Carinatae). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 27:67-73

Parent taxon: Alexornithidae according to P. Brodkorb 1976

Sister taxa: Abavornis, Explorornis, Incolornis, Kizylkumavis, Lenesornis, Nanantius, Sazavis, Zhyraornis

Subtaxa: Alexornis antecedens

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore