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
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