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Copepteryx Olson and Hasegawa 1996 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Plotopteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 142765

Full reference: S. L. Olson and Y. Hasegawa. 1996. A new genus and two new species of gigantic Plotopteridae from Japan (Aves: Pelecaniformes). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(4):742-751

Parent taxon: Tonsalinae according to G. Mayr and J. L. Goedert 2018

Sister taxa: Hokkaidornis, Klallamornis, Olympidytes, Tonsala

Subtaxa: Copepteryx hexeris, Copepteryx titan

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore