Hesperornis Marsh 1872 (bird)

Aves - Hesperornithiformes - Hesperornithidae

Synonyms: Coniornis Marsh 1893, Hargeria Lucas 1903, Lestornis Marsh 1876

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1872. Preliminary description of Hesperornis regalis, with notices of four other new species of Cretaceous birds. The American Journal of Science and Arts, series 3 3(13-18):360-365

Parent taxon: Hesperornithidae according to J. Rees and J. Lindgren 2005

See also Bakker 1986, Carroll 1988, Chatterjee 1991, Chiappe 2002, Kurochkin et al. 2013, Marsh 1872, Marsh 1875, Marsh 1876, Marsh 1880, Martin 1984, Martin and Tate 1976, Norell and Clarke 2001, O'Connor et al. 2014, O'Connor and Zelenkov 2013, Padian 2004, Sepkoski 2002, Shufeldt 1915, Wang and Liu 2015, Wang et al. 2014 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Asiahesperornithinae, Canadaga

Subtaxa: Hesperornis altus Hesperornis chowi Hesperornis crassipes Hesperornis gracilis Hesperornis lumgairi Hesperornis macdonaldi Hesperornis mengeli Hesperornis montana Hesperornis regalis Hesperornis rossicus

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Type: Hesperornis regalis

Ecology: aquatic piscivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Canada (31: Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut collections), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1), United States (13: Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota)

Total: 46 collections including 59 occurrences

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