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Alexornis antecedens Brodkorb 1976 (bird)

Reptilia - Alexornithiformes - Alexornithidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 53319

Full reference: P. Brodkorb. 1976. Discovery of a Cretaceous bird, apparently ancestral to the orders Coraciiformes and Piciformes (Aves: Carinatae). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 27:67-73

Belongs to Alexornis according to P. Brodkorb 1976

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: LACM 33213, a limb element (distal 10 mm of right humerus). Its type locality is southwest of El Rosario, which is in a Santonian terrestrial horizon in the La Bocana Roja Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore