†suborder Cladornithes Wetmore 1960 (bird)

Aves - Pelecaniformes

Full reference: A. Wetmore. 1960. A classification for the birds of the world. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 139(11):1-37

Parent taxon: Pelecaniformes according to A. Wetmore 1960

See also Simpson 1972

Sister taxa: Ardeidae, Fregatae, Odontopteryges, Odontopterygia, Pelecanidae, Phaethontes, Protoplotidae, Steganopodes, Threskiornithidae, Torotix

Subtaxa: Cladornithidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution: found only at Gulf of San Jorge (Oligocene of Argentina)

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