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Vegavis iaai Clarke et al. 2005 (waterfowl)

Reptilia - Anseriformes

PaleoDB taxon number: 81024

Full reference: J. A. Clarke, C. P. Tambussi, J. I. Noriega, G. M. Erickson, and R. A. Ketcham. 2005. Definitive fossil evidence for the extant avian radiation in the Cretaceous. Nature 433(20):305-308

Belongs to Vegavis according to J. A. Clarke et al. 2005

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: MLP 93-I-3-1, a partial skeleton (disarticulated partial postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is VEG9303, Cape Lamb, which is in a Maastrichtian coastal sandstone in the López de Bertodano Formation of Antarctica.

Ecology: volant herbivore