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Osteodontornis Howard 1957 (bird)

Reptilia - Ornithurae - Pseudodontornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 39664

Synonym: Pseudodontornis Lambrecht 1930 (taxon 36638)

Full reference: H. Howard. 1957. A gigantic "toothed" marine bird from the Miocene of California. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Department of Geology Bulletin 1:1-23

Parent taxon: Pseudodontornithidae according to A. Wetmore 1960

Sister taxa: Caspiodontornis, Cyphornis, Gigantornis, Lutetodontopteryx, Macrodontopteryx, Pelagornis, Pseudodontornis longidentata

Subtaxa: Osteodontornis orri, Pseudodontornis tenuirostris

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Type: Osteodontornis orri

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore