Gastornis parisiensis Hébert 1855 (bird)

Aves - Gastornithiformes - Gastornithidae

Synonyms: Gastornis edwardsii Lemoine 1878, Gastornis klaasseni Newton 1885

Belongs to Gastornis according to P. Gervais 1859

See also Lambrecht 1933 and Martin 1992

Sister taxa: Gastornis edwardsi, Gastornis minor, Gastornis russelli

Type specimens:

  • Gastornis parisiensis: MNHN, a set of limb elements (Left tibiotarsus). Its type locality is Meudon, which is in a Ypresian marine conglomerate in the Vaugirard Formation of France.
  • Gastornis edwardsii: Its type locality is Cernay, which is in a Thanetian terrestrial horizon in the Conglomérat de Cernay Formation of France.
  • Gastornis klaasseni:

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore


• Eocene of France (1 collection)

• Paleocene of France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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