Macrodontopteryx Harrison and Walker 1976 (bird)

Aves - Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae

Full reference: J. O. Harrison and C. A. Walker. 1976. A review of the bony-toothed birds (Odontopterygiformes): With descriptions of some new species. Tertiary Research Special Paper 2:1-62

Parent taxon: Pelagornithidae according to G. Mayr and T. Smith 2010

See also Bourdon et al. 2010, Harrison and Walker 1976 and Mayr 2008

Sister taxa: Caspiodontornis, Cyphornis, Gigantornis, Lutetodontopteryx, Pelagornis, Pseudodontornis longidentata, Osteodontornis

Subtaxa: Macrodontopteryx oweni

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Type: Macrodontopteryx oweni

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Eocene of Belgium (2 collections), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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