Telmatornis priscus Marsh 1870 (shorebird)

Aves - Charadriiformes

Synonyms: Graculavus pumilis Marsh 1872 [objective synonym], Graculavus pumilus Marsh 1872 [objective synonym], Palaeotringa vetus Marsh 1870, Telmatornis affinis Marsh 1870

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1870. Notice of some fossil birds, from the Cretaceous and Tertiary formations of the United States. American Journal of Science and Arts, series 2 49(145):205-217

Belongs to Telmatornis according to S. Hope 2002

See also Brodkorb 1967, Brodkorb 1978, Cracraft 1972, Hay 1902, Lambrecht 1933, Marsh 1870, Marsh 1872, Marsh 1880, Olson and Parris 1987 and Shufeldt 1915

Sister taxa: none

Type specimens:

  • Telmatornis priscus: YPM 840, a limb element (distal end of right humerus). Its type locality is Cream Ridge Marl Company pit (Hornerstbown Fm.), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Graculavus pumilus: YPM 850, a set of postcrania.
  • Palaeotringa vetus: Its type locality is Arneytown, which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.
  • Telmatornis affinis: YPM 845, a limb element (distal end of right humerus). Its type locality is Cream Ridge Marl Company pit (Hornerstbown Fm.), which is in a Maastrichtian marginal marine marl in the Hornerstown Formation of New Jersey.

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (2: New Jersey collections)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: New Jersey)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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