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Gastornis

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Gastornithidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1855Gastornis Hébert
1890Gastornis Zittel p. 836
1933Gastornis Lambrecht p. 573
1960Gastornis Wetmore p. 27
1988Gastornis Carroll
1992Gastornis Martin
2007Gastornis Mayr p. 395

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
suborderCoelurosauria
Maniraptora
Paraves
classAves
orderGastornithiformesStejneger 1885
familyGastornithidaeFurbringer 1888
genusGastornisHébert 1855

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: carnivoresubo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2009-01-03 20:39:15
Modified: 2009-01-03 22:39:15
Source: subo = suborder, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Benton 1983, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Selandian to the top of the Early/Lower Eocene or 61.60000 to 48.60000 Ma

Collections (8 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Selandian61.6 - 59.2Germany (Saxony-Anhalt) G. sp. (74643)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0France (Champagne-Ardenne) G. edwardsii (87925) G. parisiensis, G. minor, G. russelli (68428) G. sp. (180791)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8France (Oise) G. sp. (166598)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8Germany G. sp. (76843)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8France (Île-de-France) G. parisiensis (68437)
Early/Lower Eocene55.8 - 48.6Canada (Nunavut) G. sp. (163833)