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†family Pelagornithidae Fürbringer 1888 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39658

Synonyms: Dasornithidae Harrison and Walker 1976 (no. 134767), Odontopterygidae Lydekker 1891 (no. 98900), Pseudodontornithidae Lambrecht 1933 (no. 98730)

Parent taxon: Neognathae according to G. Mayr 2011

Sister taxa: Alciformes, Anas benedeni, Anas creccoides, Bucerotiformes, Eurolimnornithiformes, Galloanserae, Gracilitarsidae, Neoaves, Odontoanserae, Perplexicervix, Vastanavis

Subtaxa: Caspiodontornis, Cyphornis, Gigantornis, Lutetodontopteryx, Macrodontopteryx, Osteodontornis, Pelagornis, Pseudodontornis longidentata

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore