†family Gastornithidae Furbringer 1888 (bird)

Aves - Gastornithiformes - Gastornithidae

Parent taxon: Gastornithiformes according to L. D. Martin 1992

See also Lambrecht 1933, Mayr 2007, Wetmore 1960 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Gastornis Macrornis

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Canada (1: Nunavut collection), France (1)

• Paleocene of France (4), Germany (2)

Total: 8 collections including 10 occurrences

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