†family Messelornithidae (bird)

Aves - Gruiformes - Messelornithidae

Parent taxon: Gruiformes according to S. Bertelli et al. 2011

See also Mayr 2007

Sister taxa: Anisolornis, Aramidae, Asiavis, Eurypygae, Grues, Gruidae, Heliornithidae, Psophiidae, Rallidae

Subtaxa: Itardiornis Messelornis Pellornis Walbeckornis

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Type: Messelornis

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of Denmark (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Germany (1)

Total: 2 collections including 4 occurrences

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