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Suborder Phaethontes Sharpe 1891 (bird)

Reptilia - Pelecaniformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 39654

Alternative spellings: Phaethontiformes, Phaetontes

Parent taxon: Pelecaniformes according to B. C. Livezey and R. L. Zusi 2007

Sister taxa: Ardeidae, Cladornithes, Fregatae, Odontopteryges, Odontopterygia, Pelecanidae, Protoplotidae, Steganopodes, Threskiornithidae, Torotix

Subtaxa: Phaethontidae, Prophaethontidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore