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Diatryma Cope 1876 (bird)

Reptilia - Diatrymiformes - Diatrymidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39556

Synonyms: Barornis Marsh 1894 (no. 137871), Omorhamphus Sinclair 1928 (no. 39559)

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1876. On a gigantic bird from the Eocene of New Mexico. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 28:10-11

Parent taxon: Diatrymidae according to A. Wetmore 1960

Sister taxon: Zhongyuanus

Subtaxa: Diatryma ajax, Diatryma cotei, Diatryma gigantea, Diatryma regens, Diatryma sarasini

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore